Kent County Senior Millage Partners

The 2022 Kent County Senior Millage Funding Process

The Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan (AAAWM) will accept Letters of Intent for 2022 Kent County Senior Millage (KCSM) funds.  The KCSM Letter of Intent will be released on July 1, 2021 and the submission deadline is July 30, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.  The website link to access the Letter of Intent will be available on July 1st.

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.

AAAWM staff are available to discuss possible proposed services with community organizations through June 30, 2021 by emailing Anne Ellermets, Director of Contract Services & Program Development at

There will be an informational meeting to answer any questions about the Letter of Intent on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. via zoom.  Questions can be submitted prior to the meeting to  Questions will not be answered outside this meeting. 

Letters of Intent will be reviewed by the Kent County Millage Review Committee (KCMRC).  Agencies will be notified by August 13, 2021 if they are permitted to complete a full proposal.  Proposals will be due September 8, 2021 at 5:00 pm.  Meetings with the KCMRC for proposers will be October 11, 2021.  Please save this date to insure your availability to give a short presentation to the KCMRC.

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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