The U.S. Administration for Community Living (the ACL, formerly the Administration on Aging) has developed a nationwide network of State and local Area Agencies on Aging to plan, coordinate and develop community-level systems of services that meet the unique needs of individual older persons and their caregivers. In Massachusetts, the State Unit on Aging is the Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA). Elder Affairs oversees and coordinates the efforts of the 22 local Area Agencies on Aging statewide.
AREA PLAN ON AGING
As an Area Agency on Aging (AAA), Springwell works to heighten awareness among other agencies, organizations, groups and the public about the needs of older people, and to educate older people and their caregivers about the benefits and services available to help them. Springwell endeavors to address the needs of all seniors and family caregivers in our area. We make special efforts to reach and prioritize the delivery of services to the following populations:
- Elders who Live Alone (Isolated)
- Low Income Elders
- Minority Elder Populations
- Socially Isolated Populations (including limited English-proficient elders and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender elders).
We do this by advocating for seniors, family caregivers and their concerns, directly providing some services such as nutrition and in-home services, and ensuring that other critical services such as transportation and legal advice are available through contracts with and grants to other agencies.
As a federally-designated Area Agency on Aging, Springwell is charged with creating a published plan for the cities of Belmont, Brookline, Needham, Newton, Waltham, Watertown, Wellesley, and Weston to address the needs of seniors; and ensuring that service needs identified in the plan are provided.
COMMUNITY GRANTS PROGRAM
Springwell provides the opportunity to submit a proposal for funding under Title III-B of the Older Americans Act for certain services. Most recently, Springwell released a Request for Proposals for federal fiscal year 2018 (October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018). Please scroll down to see the list of grantees for FFY18.
For your reference, the Request for Proposals (RFP) information package includes: the letter of intent, the guidelines for distribution of funds, award information and requirements, instructions for completing the proposal and all required forms, and can be downloaded from this website (see links below, 4 documents in total).
Springwell Title III RFP For FY18
- Guidelines for FY18 RFP
- Form A – Letter of Intent (.pdf)
- Form A – Letter of Intent (Excel)
- Form B – Cover Sheet (.pdf)
- Form B – Cover Sheet (Excel)
- Form C – Budget (Excel)
- Q&A/Technical Assistance (.pdf)
To learn more about the RFP process, please contact the Associate Director of Community Services at 617-926-4100.
Springwell is a member of the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging.