Kent County Senior Millage Partners

The Kent County Senior Millage Funding Process

Each year, the Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan (AAAWM) accepts Letters of Intent for Kent County Senior Millage (KCSM) funds. Letters of Intent are required for all new agencies, as well as for current millage funded agencies who wish to add a new service.  Proposed services that address the following issues will receive priority consideration: (1) mental health needs of older adults, especially homebound (2) services that address diversity, equity and inclusion for older adults, (3) social isolation and (4) technology and technology training for older adults. You can learn about the current Letter of Intent Process here.

Letters of Intent are reviewed by the Kent County Millage Review Committee (KCMRC). Agencies are then notified if they are permitted to complete a full proposal.

If you would like to learn more about this process you can contact Kendrick Heinlein, Directory of Contract Services, at 

Additional Information:

2024 Policies and Procedures Manual

KCSM Partners

Kent County Senior Millage Partners

Kent County Senior Millage Providers receive funding from the Millage to serve older adults age 60 and over in Kent County.

How to become a Kent County Senior Millage Partner:

Every year there is an open proposal process that provides any incorporated entity the opportunity to submit a Letter of Intent to request funding for a service for older adults in Kent County. The Letter of Intent process begins July 1 and lasts one month. Letters of Intent submitted are reviewed by the Kent County Millage Review Committee who selects those that can submit a proposal. Service Providers are recommended for funding in October and are notified of final approval by late November. Services start on January 1.

Funding Process:

The annual funding process starts July 1 for a new agency with a submission of a Letter of Intent.  Letters of Intent submitted are reviewed by the Kent County Millage Review Committee (KCMRC) who selects those that can continue on and submit a proposal.  Proposals are due early September and are reviewed by the nine-member KCMRC. A short proposal presentation is made to the KCMRC in October who then makes funding recommendations based on need, funding availability and priority services. 

Recommendations are considered and approved by the AAAWM Executive Committee, Kent County Finance Committee and the full Kent County Board of Commissioners. Agencies are notified in late November of the funding recommendations with a service start date of January 1. 

The next proposal process will be for a one-year contract starting January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019. Funding levels for services are decided annually by the KCMRC based on millage revenues, client needs and priority of need. 


Additional Information:

2019 Letter of Intent

2018 Policy and Procedure Manual

Kent County Senior Millage Client Data

2016 Kent County Needs Assessement

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