Senior Corps RSVP – Notice of Funding Opportunity

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DEADLINE: April 4, 2017 | The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) seeks to increase the impact of national service in one or more counties across the country.

CNCS intends to fund RSVP grants that support volunteers age 55 years and older in activities that serve community needs and respond to the National Performance Measures in the following focus areas: disaster; education; economic opportunity; environment; healthy futures; and veterans and military families. In addition to addressing one or more of the Focus Areas above, which is a requirement, CNCS is particularly interested in supporting applications that propose to include one or more of the priorities listed below.

Elder Justice: Applicants focus on the Elder Justice Act priorities by placing volunteers in assignments that mitigate the potential that clients and caregivers served by RSVP volunteers will be victims of financial fraud, abuse, and/or neglect and/or that provide assistance and support services to victims of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation.

Education—Intergenerational Programming: Applicants address ways to increase older adult engagement with young people in the areas of school readiness and K-12 success.

Access to Care—Opioid Abuse: Applicants address ways to increase access to care and participation in health education, including prevention activities, related to opioid abuse.

Aging in Place—Transportation: Applicants focus on the access to preventive/medical appointments or other services that allow them to live independently.

Economic Opportunity—Housing: Applicants contribute to the provision of services for individuals who are economically-disadvantaged, including individuals who are homeless, to transition into safe, healthy, affordable housing.

To learn more about this funding notice, including a list of funding opportunities by State, visit the CNCS website.

Internal Study of Marin Transit’s Mobility Management Programs

In 2015, Marin Transit initiated an internal assessment of its programs serving seniors and people with disabilities. These programs fall under the umbrella of “Marin Access” and include Marin Access paratransit; volunteer driver programs STAR, TRIP and Carepool; and Catch-A-Ride, our taxi subsidy program.

The purpose of this study was to learn more about riders, how they are utilizing services, what aspects of programs are working for riders, how the services are performing, and what changes in policy or programs will improve mobility management in Marin County.  The study includes the result of this work and presents ten key recommendations for the future of Marin Access programs and transit plans for Marin seniors.

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