With these Request for Applications (RFAs) for Direct Service projects, AARP Foundation seeks projects that advance economic opportunity among low-income older adults.
Direct Service RFA
Grants Application Portal
Eligible applicants are invited to submit a brief pre-application that contains background about their organization, basic information about their project model and its implementation, their commitment to equity and how their project’s proposed outcomes align with AARP Foundation’s mission and the objectives.
Based on the pre-application responses, AARP Foundation will invite a full application from selected applicants that will require additional information and supporting attachments as listed in the below chart. The application questions require concise and specific answers. Applications missing any required attachments will not be reviewed for funding consideration.”
Direct Service - Ready to Pilot
Small-scale projects to test the feasibility of a project’s approach, methods, and procedures that are intended to be used in a larger-scale project. The program model is developed and it needs to be tested thoroughly in alternate locations and/or among older adults with low income.
Direct Service - Ready for Outcomes
Program has been developed, pilot-tested and implemented among older adults with low income. A program/project evaluation was conducted that indicated older adult program participants achieved the program outcomes.
July 2022: Applicants notified of award decisions and funding determinations
All grant applications must be submitted through AARP Foundation's grants application portal.
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