Older Americans Act Partners
How to become an Older Americans Act Partner:
Every three years an open proposal process 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. The next open proposal process begins March 24, 2016 with the release of the FY 2017-2019 Older Americans Act (OAA) proposal.
The next three year funding process begins in spring of 2016. A Proposal Workshop will be held on April 13, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at the Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan located at 3215 Eaglecrest Drive NE, Grand Rapids. At this workshop, staff will meet with proposing agencies to discuss and answer questions pertaining to the proposal. Proposing agencies are encouraged to submit questions in writing before the workshop. Written questions submitted prior to the proposing agency workshop will be answered at the workshop only. All proposing agencies are encouraged to attend the proposal workshop. After the proposing agency workshop, all questions must be submitted in writing to the AAAWM by April 20, 2016. No questions will be answered by phone. Written questions submitted after the proposing agency workshop and by April 20, 2016 will be responded to in writing and all proposing agencies will receive a copy by email or fax. It is the responsibility of the proposing agency to provide contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Proposals are due May 2, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. (noon). They will be accepted from incorporated entities and reviewed by the Proposal Review Committee (PRC) made up of AAAWM Board and Advisory Council members. Proposers will make brief proposal presentations on June 20 or 21, 2016 to the PRC. The PRC will make their funding recommendation to the AAAWM Advisory Council and AAAWM Board of Directors.
Three year contracts will be awarded for FY 2017- 2019. Funding levels for services are accredited annually by the PRC based on availability of State and Federal dollars. The proposal and accompanying materials can be downloaded from the links provided below.
Resources for Providers:
- Older Americans Act Proposal General Information
- Older Americans Act Proposal FY 2017-2019
- Policy and Procedure Manual
- County Data Tool kits