Published 2/16/24 By Brenden Watts

USAging Opens up $12 Million In Grant Opportunities for Community Care Hubs

(See previous blog on the impactful connections between CBOs and CCHs here)

USAging’s Center of Excellence to Align Health and Social Care (COE) is now accepting applications for grants to support innovation and infrastructure costs for up to 20 community care hubs (CCHs).

The COE, part of the Aging and Disability Business Institute at USAging, is supported by ACL through a cooperative agreement totaling approximately $12 million over a three-year period with 100 percent funding by ACL/HHS.

They will also provide CCHs with technical assistance and multi-level capacity-building efforts that promote whole-person care through the alignment of health, public health and social care systems.

This is just one of many exciting opportunities to help bolster the budget of your community. Learn how to apply for this opportunity and others here:

Unlocking Funding Opportunities for AAAs and CBOs: A Roadmap to Financial Sustainability

In the realm of community-based organizations (CBOs) and Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs), the pursuit of financial sustainability often takes center stage. These organizations play an indispensable role in supporting and enhancing the lives of aging Americans. However, funding their vital initiatives can be a complex puzzle to solve. The good news is that various funding opportunities are available to empower these organizations and enable them to continue their impactful work.

Sources of Funding

When it comes to securing funding for AAAs and CBOs, it’s essential to cast a wide net. Diverse sources of funding can provide stability and room for growth. Here are some key sources to explore:

Government Grants

Federal, state, and local government agencies often offer grants tailored to aging and community support services. Check with agencies like the Administration for Community Living (ACL) for federal opportunities and State Units on Aging (SUA) for state-specific grants.

Private Foundations

Foundations like the John A. Hartford Foundation are committed to improving the lives of older adults. They offer grants and funding support for initiatives aligning with their mission.

Nonprofit Organizations

Associations like the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) may provide grants, scholarships, or partnership opportunities for AAAs.

Community Grants

Local organizations and community foundations often have funding programs designed to enhance the well-being of the elderly in specific regions.

Utilizing Funding

The flexibility of these funding sources can be a game-changer for AAAs and CBOs. Funds can be used for a range of purposes, including:

Service Expansion

Grants can enable organizations to broaden their service offerings, reaching more seniors in need.

Technology Adoption

In today’s digital age, investments in technology can enhance service delivery and efficiency.

Staff Training and Development

Ensuring your team has the right skills and knowledge is crucial. Grants can support training and professional development initiatives.

Outreach and Awareness Campaigns

Promoting your services to the community is vital. Funding can be used for marketing, outreach events, and awareness campaigns.

Research and Innovation

Exploring new approaches and innovative solutions to address aging-related challenges can be funded through grants.

Unlock Your Funding Potential

The journey to financial sustainability for AAAs and CBOs begins with exploring these diverse funding sources and understanding how to leverage them effectively. To kickstart your funding quest, visit the following resources for a comprehensive list of grant opportunities and other helpful resources:

By securing the necessary financial support, AAAs and CBOs can continue to make a significant impact on the lives of aging Americans. Stay tuned for more insights on funding strategies and opportunities on PeerPlace Networks.

Note: Make sure to explore each funding source’s specific eligibility criteria and application deadlines to maximize your chances of success.