Older Americans Act Proposal Process Begins March 24, 2016
The next open Older Americans Act (OAA) proposal process begins with the release of the FY 2017-2019 OAA proposal on March 24, 2016. Any agency interested in submitting a proposal for funding can contact Anne Ellermets, Director of Contract Services & Program Development at firstname.lastname@example.org before March 24, 2016. Any agency interested in being placed on the proposer list can send their information to email@example.com.
The OAA runs on a three year funding cycle. Every three years an open proposal process for OAA funding provides any incorporated entity the opportunity to submit a proposal to provide one or more of the defined fundable services. If an agency is selected, their contract will remain in effect for 3 years though funding can vary from year to year.
For more information on the funding process, visit providers/older_americans_act_providers
Providers Present Funding Requests
Older Americans Act providers are presenting their funding requests to the Proposal Review Committee Wednesday, June 10 and Thursday, June 11, 2015. The Proposal Review Committee (PRC) will disperse more than $5 million in funding for FY 2016 (which starts October 1, 2015) throughout our nine county region. Providers meet with the PRC to present their funding requests, give additional details about services provided, and demonstrate the impact they are having in our community. The PRC is made up older adults from our Board of Directors and Advisory Council, representing all nine counties. These dedicated volunteers spend hours reviewing proposals from 28 organizations. Thank you both PRC members and providers for helping make our community a better place for seniors.
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Senior Millage Letter of Intent and Continuation of Funding Forms
AAAWM is accepting Letters of Intent for 2015 Kent County Senior Millage funds from new agencies or those adding a new service. Current service providers will recieve Continuation of Funding forms on Agusut 15, 2014. More information on each funding process is listed below:
Kent County Senior Millage Letters of Intent:
Letters of Intent are required for all new agencies, as well as for current millage funded agencies who wish to add a new service. Click here for the Letter of Intent. The letter is due to AAAWM no later than 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 31, 2014.
There will be an informational meeting to answer any questions about the Letter of Intent on Monday, July 21, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. in the AAAWM office building at 3215 Eaglecrest Drive NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525. Questions can be submitted prior to the meeting to firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions will not be answered outside this meeting, however, answers to any submitted questions will be shared on the website or to provided emails. Please do not ask AAAWM Contract Coordinators any direct questions, as they are unable to respond to individual inquiries.
Letters of Intent will be reviewed by the Kent County Millage Review Committee (KCMRC).
Agencies will be notified by August 15, 2014 if they are permitted to complete a full proposal. Proposals will be due September 15, 2014. Meetings with the KCMRC will be October 13, 14, or 15, 2014. Please save those dates to insure your availability to give a short presentation to the KCMRC.
Kent County Senior Millage Continuation Funding Forms:
Current service providers will receive continuation of funding forms on August 15, 2014. Current service providers will also be meeting with the KCMRC on the above October dates.
The 2015 funding level is expected to be at $9.5 million.
Funding decisions are guided by current needs and community priorities. To learn more go to the Resource section at providers/kent_county_senior_millage_providers.
Questions about Continuation Funding Forms can be directed to your contract coordinator or Jackie O’Connor at 616.222.7002 or at Jackie@aaawm.org.
Senior Millage 2013 Funding Process Continues
Current service providers have received their continuation of funding forms. The forms are due to the AAAWM office by noon (12:00 p.m.) on Monday, September 10, 2012. No exceptions.
Unfortunately the senior millage will have to take the largest cut ever sense the property values have started to decrease. The Kent County Millage Review Committee (KCMRC) will have to decide where a 5.1% decrease in service must occur. That equates to $321,425 less in service dollars than was allocated in 2012. Not an easy decision to make sense the number of older adults grows daily (10,000 people a day turn 60 years old) across the country.
Despite the reduction in funding the KCMRC will consider two new proposals. One is for home chore and the other is for weatherization. These proposals could offer an option to existing service providers of the same service.
The KCMRC will meet for their intensive week of presentations and discussions October 8 -12, 2012. Funding decisions are guided by current needs and community priorities along with performance of current service providers. To learn more go to providers/kent_county_senior_millage_providers and look under Resources.
Questions about the Funding Process can be directed to your contract coordinator or Jackie O’Connor at 616.222.7002 or at Jackie@aaawm.org.
Kent County Senior Millage Letter of Intent No Longer Accepted
Kent County Senior Millage Letters of Intent were due on July 30, 2012 for the 2013 funding process. The Kent County Millage Review Committee is reviewing the documents and will notify those who have been selected to submit a full proposal.
Letters of Intent for will not be accepted again until July 1, 2013 for the 2014 funding process.