For Immediate Release
September 16, 2020
Kim Voth, SEMAAA, Inc.
2720 Superior Dr. NW, Suite 102
Rochester, MN 55901
Federal Funds Available for Social Service Projects
for Older Adults in Southeastern Minnesota
The Southeastern Minnesota Area Agency on Aging (SEMAAA) announces the availability of federal Older American Act funds for 2021. These resources are for social service projects to serve people 60 years of age and older in the eleven counties of Southeastern Minnesota.
Non-profit agencies, and in some cases, for profit organizations (as approved by the State of Minnesota) are eligible to receive these grants. Grants are not available to individuals.
Title III-B funds available for grants will be approximately 446,000. Funds are intended for programs and services that target frail (at-risk), older individuals to maintain maximum independence and dignity within their own homes. Priorities include: access services, visiting, chore, homemaker, assisted transportation, information and assistance and legal assistance.
Title III-D funds available for grants/contracts will be approximately $50,000. Funds are intended for evidence-based health promotion programs. Priorities include: Arthritis Foundation Exercise, Tai Ji Quan, Stepping On, Matter of Balance, and PEARLS.
Title III-E funds available for grants will be approximately $228,000. These funds are intended for programs that assist caregivers with support in caring for older individuals. Priorities include caregiver access assistance, volunteer caregiver support services such as respite, companion, chore, and evidence-based caregiver education.
Agencies interested in making application must submit a full grant application to SEMAAA by October 16, 2020. Application forms and instructions can be obtained from the Southeastern Minnesota Area Agency on Aging at: 2720 Superior Dr. NW, Suite 102, Rochester,
MN 55901, by calling Kim Voth at (507) 288–6944, or e-mailing a request to: firstname.lastname@example.org