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.


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.


May 31, 2023 – Springwell invites you to submit a proposal for funding under Older Americans Act Title III funded programs, including legal assistance, outreach for older adults with the greatest social and economic need, including LGBTQIA+ older adults, learning and development to provide educational programs for the utilization of digital technology, evidence-based programs, access programs to address food insecurity, and regional and local transportation to medical appointments, caregiver programs, and home-based mental health services. Title III awards will be made for federal fiscal year FFY24 – October 1, 2023 to September 30, 2024. Award contracts are renewable for one additional year, contingent upon satisfactory program performance and availability of federal funding. Title III funding will be awarded in amounts up to $15,000. Springwell reserves the right to award funding amounts above this to organizations addressing specific organizational needs such as legal services with awards up to $100,000 and regional transportation with awards up to $50,000.

The Request for Proposals (RFP) information package that includes: the letter of intent, the guidelines for distribution of funds, award information and requirements, instructions for completing the proposal and all required forms, can be downloaded from this website (see links below, 4 documents in total).
Springwell Title III FFY23 RFP for FFY24 Funding:

RFP Guidelines FFY23
FORM A – Letter of Intent
FORM B – Application
FORM C – Budget (if this document doesn’t download automatically the problem might be with settings on Chrome. Ideally, try a different browser, or try to right click and “Save link as”)
Q&A/Technical Assistance Information

A Letter of Intent must be received by Springwell no later than June 22, 2023 by 5pm (electronic copy only). Completed proposals must be received no later than June 29, 2023 by 5pm (electronic copy only). Springwell invites all prospective grantees to email technical assistance questions to Donlyn C. Cannella, Associated Director of Community Services, at dcannella@springwell.com, by June 9, 2023. This is not mandatory. All Q&A/technical assistance materials will be posted on this website (see link above) by June 14, 2023, 5pm. Thank you for your interest. We look forward to receiving your proposal.


As a part of the recent merger of Baypath and Springwell, we now serve the following cities and towns: Ashland, Belmont, Brookline, Dover, Framingham, Holliston, Hopkinton, Hudson, Marlborough, Natick, Needham, Newton, Northborough, Sherborn, Southborough, Sudbury, Waltham, Watertown, Wayland, Wellesley, Westborough, and Weston.


Springwell is a member of the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging.