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Older Americans Act Proposals Released

3/24/2016 9:30am

The Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan (AAAWM) is seeking proposals to provide contracted services funded under the Older Americans Act in Region 8.  This is a separate funding stream that provides services to clients who may not be receiving services through the MI Choice Waiver or Care Management program.

Region 8 includes the nine counties of Allegan, Ionia, Kent, Lake, Mason, Mecosta, Montcalm, Newaygo and Osceola. This proposal process is for three years, Fiscal Years 2017- 2019. The funding awarded will be for the first year of the three year proposal, Fiscal Year 2017 (October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2017).

The defined services that could be funded in this proposal process are:

  • Adult Day Services
  • Caregiver Focal Point
  • Caregiver Education, Support and Training
  • Congregate Meals
  • Counseling
  • Disease Prevention/Health Promotion
  • Elder Abuse Prevention Education
  • Grandparent Education, Support and Training
  • Home Delivered Meals
  • Homemaker (outside Kent Co.)
  • Legal Assistance
  • Long Term Care Ombudsman
  • Nutrition Education
  • Outreach and Assistance
  • Respite (outside Kent Co.)
  • Senior Center Staffing
  • Transportation – Assisted and Public

Important Dates:

  • April 13, 2016 - 1:00 p.m. Proposal Workshop at the Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan located at 3215 Eaglecrest Drive NE, Grand Rapids, Michigan. 
  • May 2, 2016 - 12:00 p.m.  Proposals Due at the AAAWM office, 3215 Eaglecrest Drive NE, Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Click here for more information on the proposal process. To access the OAA proposal, click here.

Any questions concerning the proposal process will be answered at the Proposal Workshop. Problems with the documents can be addressed to Anne Ellermets at anne@aaawm.org

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Older Americans Act Proposal Process Begins March 24, 2016

3/16/2016 12:05pm

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 anne@aaawm.org before March 24, 2016.  Any agency interested in being placed on the proposer list can send their information to aaainfo@aaawm.org.

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

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AAAWM Accepting Hearing Services Proposals for 2016

11/19/2015 10:10am

AAAWM is accepting Proposals for Hearing Services for 2016 Kent County Senior Millage funds.  There is $85,000 that is available for Hearing Services, specifically in three service categories (Adaptive Equipment, Hearing Aid Assistance, and Specialized Hearing Services.)  Proposals are required for all new agencies, as well as for current millage funded agencies who wish to add a new service. The Proposal is due to AAAWM no later than 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 29, 2015. Click here to access the Proposal form or click here to access general infomration about the proposal..

There will be a Proposer Workshop to answer any questions about the Proposal on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. in the AAAWM conference room A at 3215 Eaglecrest Drive NE, Grand Rapids, MI. Questions can be submitted prior to the meeting to proposal@aaawm.org.  Questions will not be answered outside this meeting; however, answers to any submitted questions will be shared.  Please do not ask AAAWM Contract Coordinators any direct questions, as they are unable to respond to individual inquiries.

The Proposals will be reviewed by the Kent County Millage Review Committee (KCMRC) and the proposing organization will be required to give a short presentation to the KCMRC on January 8, 2016.  If funded, services are expected to start February 1, 2016.

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Kent County Senior Millage Proposals Presentations

10/15/2015 8:11am

The Kent County Millage Review Committee (KCMRC) heard funding requests this week from all agencies requesting 2016 Kent County Senior Millage funding. Agencies presented Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and the committee will make their funding recommendations at the end of the week. These recommendations will then be presented to the Area Agency on Aging Executive Committee and the Kent County Board of Commissioners.

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Providers Present Funding Requests

6/11/2015 9:58am

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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#1 connie mothersell said:

my sister is 67 years old is some what self suffinent . but still needs superivison. to help with meals and showers, not able to read Iam looking for a group home for her around this area kent county. having difficult finding one dont know how togo about finding one.

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Older Americans Act Proposal Open

4/28/2013 11:20am

The Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan (AAAWM) is seeking proposals to provide contracted services funded under the Older Americans Act in Region 8.  This is a separate funding stream that provides services to clients who may not be receiving services through the MI Choice Waiver or Care Management program.

This proposal process is for three years, Fiscal Years 2014- 2016. The funding awarded will be for the first year of the three year proposal, Fiscal Year 2014 (October 1, 2013 through September 30, 2014).

Additional Information:

Any questions concerning the proposal process will be answered at the Proposal Workshop.

Important Dates

  • April 24, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. - Proposal Workshop at the Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan, Conference Room, 1279 Cedar NE, Grand Rapids, MI  49503
  • May 13, 2013 12:00 p.m. (noon) - Proposals due at the AAAWM office, 3215 Eaglecrest Dr NE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49525. No proposals accepted after this date.
Please note that our agency will be moving on Monday, May 6th through Wednesday, May 8th.  It is not recommended to drop off proposals during this time.

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Proposal Process Opens

2/18/2013 1:00pm

Every three years an open proposal process takes place for Older Americans Act funding. During this time any incorporated entity has 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 three years, though funding amount may vary from year to year.

The proposal process will begin on April 8, 2013 with proposals due to the agency on May 13, 2013. Check back here for more information in April, such as proposal format.         

For more information on the process, visit www.aaawm.org/providers/older_americans_act_providers

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Elder Abuse Legislation Update from OSA

1/23/2012 12:00pm

The Michigan Office of Services to the Aging (OSA) applauds Governor Rick Snyder's urgent call for the Michigan House to pass Senate elder abuse legislation quickly.  During Wednesday's State of the State Address, Governor Snyder urged swift legislative action that would give vulnerable adults and seniors the necessary protection from physical abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation.

According to Kari Sederburg, OSA Director, “Vulnerable adult abuse is one of Michigan’s fastest growing crimes, with an estimated 80,000 victims each year.  Sadly, these people are suffering, often in silence, because Michigan does not have adequate tools and resources to protect and support victims and improve prevention and prosecution efforts.  With passage of this legislation, this is all about to change.”

The bipartisan 18-bill Senate elder abuse package championed by Senator Tonya Schuitmaker (R-Lawton) provides long overdue reforms including increased criminal penalties, provisions for video-taped testimony, required training for employees of financial institutions, improved coordination between state and local authorities, and a silver alert program.  Most of the bills in the package have been introduced in previous legislative sessions.

Help Governor Snyder and OSA send a firm message to the Michigan House of Representatives and Speaker Bolger that passage of this elder abuse package by Valentine's Day is critical.  Michigan must not miss this unprecedented opportunity to show we care for our most vulnerable and will not break their hearts yet again.

Additional information on senior protections can be found in "the elder protection" Senate bills 457, 459-468, 604-605, 706 and 777; the bills text and analyses are available at www.legislature.mi.gov. For more information, contact the OSA at (517) 373-8230 or visit www.michigan.gov/miseniors.

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Thank you for advocating

6/27/2011 3:40pm

Funding for meals-on-wheels and other Office of Services to the Aging (OSA) services were restored in the final version of the FY 2012 budget of the Department of Community Health (DCH) sent to Governor Snyder for his signature.  An avalanche of emails, phone calls, letters and face-to-face visits by aging advocates convinced legislators and administration officials to restore the OSA cuts proposed earlier this year.  One OSA cut  remained, however - $120,000 in funding for Tribal Elder programs.) A last minute appeal for increased funding for the successful nursing facility transition program resulted in a $26 million increase in the MI Choice Medicaid Waiver line-item, which had been slated to get flat funding from the Governor, House and Senate. Thank you to everyone who voiced their concerns, and to all the legislators who listened.

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Senior Advocacy in Action Alert

6/16/2010 3:45pm

Ask legislators to fund OSA services for 2011 at the same level as 2010 and to support the Senate version of the MI Choice budget for 2011.

We need your help! The Conference Committee making the final decisions on the Department of Community Health budget (SB 1152) has begun deliberations. The Committee members will decide on funding for two critical areas for seniors – MI Choice and Office of Services to the Aging. Please contact them to preserve funding for senior services.

 

Background: 

Support for the Senate version of the MI Choice budget for 2011: The MI Choice Medicaid Waiver program provides home care services to people in lieu of nursing home placement at less than a third of the cost. As a result of MI Choice and other home care programs such as those provided through the Office of Services to the Aging, nursing home expenditures declined last year for the second year in a row. Savings to the state in 2009 are estimated at $30-$40 million, and because of this proven savings, the Senate has recommended increasing the MI Choice Medicaid Waiver budget to $196 million for the 2011 budget year.

Fund OSA services for 2011 at the same level as 2010:  Within the past year, programs funded by the Office of Services to the Aging (OSA) have been cut by $7 million – an 18% loss. The Senate is considering another cut of 8% for 2011, an aggregate cut of 26%. Totaling $2.3 million, the cuts would reduce in-home services, home-delivered meals, care management, volunteer programs, caregiver supports and other programs that help keep seniors living independently.  Last year, $4 million in OSA services saved Medicaid $140 million! We are not asking for an increase, just no further cuts.

 

Following are the legislators on the Conference Committee making the final decisions on the Department of Community Health budget (SB 1152), including OSA and MI Choice.

Chair:  Senator Roger Kahn  

senrkahn@senate.michigan.gov  517-  373-1760

Sen John Pappageorge 

senjpappageorge@sentate.michigan.gov 517-373-7350

Sen Deb Cherry 

sendcherry@senate.mi.gov  517-373-1637

Rep Gary McDowell  

garymcdowell@house.mi.gov 517-373-2629

Rep George Cushingberry

georgecushingberry@house.mi.gov  517-373-2276

Rep Kevin Green

kevingreen@house.mi.gov 517-373-2277

It is always helpful to also contact your own legislators, as well as the Senate and House leadership:

Sen Mike Bishop, Majority Leader, senmbishop@senate.michigan.gov 517-373-2417

Sen Mike Prusi, Minority Leader, senmprusi@senate.michigan.gov 517-373-7840

Rep Andy Dillon, Speaker of the House, andydillon@house.mi.gov 517-373-0857

Rep Kevin Elsenheimer, Minority Leader, kevinelsenheimer@house.mi.gov 517-373-0829

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