FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MARY HAYDEN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Vermont Association of Area Agencies on Aging
Vermont Area Agencies on Aging Announce Funding Opportunities for Aging Services Community Organizations
Montpelier, VT February 1, 2022 The Vermont Association of Area Agencies on Aging (V4A) announced today that Vermont’s five area agencies on aging, covering all areas of the state, will be accepting applications for funding for aging services community organizations. Funding for these community projects is being provided under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (“ARPA”). To be eligible for funding, proposed projects and activities must meet Older American Act requirements that funds be used to support:
• Low-income older individuals,
• Low-income minority older individuals,
• Older individuals with limited English proficiency,
• Older individuals residing in rural areas,
• Focused development of resources to help build greater capacity, and advance the development/implementation of a comprehensive and coordinated system of service to older adults,
• Operational capacity and proven track records,
• Ability to provide data, quality results/outcomes related to the investment to your area agency on aging.
To submit an application, please identify your local area agency on aging based on where your organization is currently operating and submit an inquiry. A list of area agencies on aging, their service areas, and contact information may be found here:
Age Well (Addison, Franklin, Grand Isle, and Chittenden counties)
Tracey Shamberger [email protected]; 802-662-5271
Central Vermont Council on Aging (Lamoille, Orange (except Thetford), and Washington counties as well as Bethel, Hancock, Granville, Pittsfield, Rochester, Royalton, Sharon, and Stockbridge.)
Jeanne Kern, [email protected]; (802) 476-2671
Northeast Kingdom Council on Aging (Caledonia, Essex and Orleans counties) Mel Reis, [email protected]; 802-751-2608
Senior Solutions (46 towns throughout Windsor, Windham, Bennington and Orange counties.)
Sue Dana, [email protected]; 802 885-2655
Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging (Bennington and Rutland counties) Chris Adams, [email protected]; 802.236.1560
V4A is an association representing Vermont’s five not-for-profit Area Agencies on Aging providing a wide spectrum of services and supports for older Vermonters including those encountering a disability, to live in their homes and communities with dignity and good quality of life. Services include Meals on Wheels and Community Meals, Long-Term Care Coordination, Caregiver Programs, Medicare and Health Insurance Counseling and Education, Wellness Activities and Programs, and Information and Referrals for legal and mental health services and benefits such as housing, fuel, and 3SquaresVT. In partnership with state and federal agencies and the aging advocacy network in Vermont, V4A advocates for legislative policies and programs and healthcare service delivery systems which advance the well-being of older adults and individuals with disabilities. If you or a loved one need assistance, please call the Area Agencies on Aging HELPLINE at (800)642-5119.
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