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Information Sessions on Grant Opportunities

Highland Valley Elder Services has released its Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Title III Request for Proposals (RFP) and is seeking interested bidders. We are currently seeking proposals to support elders and family caregivers by offering resources. Our goal is to support proposals that demonstrate community partnerships and collaborations with the end result of providing collaborative services.

Applicants can be individuals, Councils on Aging, local governments, civic groups, schools, libraries, human service agencies, faith-based groups, arts organizations, groups of residents in public and private housing, tenant associations, businesses and any other civically engaged entities with whom we can partner to expand the region’s capacity to support citizens of all ages, and particularly elders and family caregivers. Applications are due by 5:00 pm on July 26, 2019. Information sessions will be held at Highland Valley Elder Services on June 27, 2019 from 10:00 am – 11:00 am and July 2, 2019 from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm. The public is welcome to attend. To attend a session, RSVP to Iola Sylvan at ESylvan@highlandvalley.org or call 413-586-2000 x127.

Highland Valley Elder Services has identified five areas of heightened priority for grant funding. These areas are below as follows:

*          Transportation Services

*          Companionship Services

*          Service to Reduce Isolation

*          Services to Promote Evidence-Based Trainings

*          Family Caregiving

Grant applications that seek to address one or more of these priority areas and demonstrate community partnership will receive additional consideration.

Those interested in applying may visit www.highlandvalley.org/rfp.htm to complete an application.

Highland Valley Elder Services, Inc. is federally designated as an AAA, is a state designated Aging Services Access Point (ASAP), and works in twenty-four communities in Hampshire and Hampden counties. Our mandate as an AAA is to promote comprehensive and coordinated resources for elders and their families. Our designation as an ASAP allows us to provide access to resources for home and community based care. Our mission is to serve older adults and their families through collaboration, education and advocacy, and a range of programs designed to support them where they live.

For more information, or if you have questions about the application, please contact Kelly McCarthy, Performance & Quality Improvement Director, at (413) 586-2000, x596.

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