ARPA Senior Grants

The Senior Serving Organizations grants will support nonprofit organizations that provide services to older adults. Older adults have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic in access to support services.

To be eligible to apply organizations:

Priority will be given to organizations:

There will be $400,000 available in grants.  Grant amounts will be determined by an organization’s increased costs and/or decreased funding sources during the pandemic years (2020-2023) and will be calculated in partnership with CFSC staff.  Grants will average around $30,000 and are a one-time grant.  Grant funds can be used for expenses such as, but not limited to, payroll and benefits costs, mortgage, rent, utilities and other operating costs. We anticipate awarding between 10-15 grants.

The grant committee is comprised of seniors, community members with lived experiences and CFSC staff.

Grants open on July 15 and close on September 6.  Announcements will be made on October 11.

After the granting process, support to nonprofits will be provided through technical assistance and capacity building for a cohort that focuses on older adult well-being.

In order to lighten the burden of grant writing for nonprofits and because the process and criteria are valued aligned, we will be using these grants to create the docket for the Rick Steves Europe Grant later this year.

Review Eligibility Questions for Senior Serving Organizations and ARPA Contract Draft for Senior Serving Organizations

Review Application for Senior Serving Organizations  Please note, only the application will be accepted. No letters of recommendation, attachments, budgets, etc. will be accepted.

Sign up for Technical Workshops:

Please note, these workshops are not recorded.  

Tuesday, July 23, 4:00-5:00pm

Thursday, July 25, 8:00am-9:00am

Thursday, July 25, 1:00-2:00pm

Friday, July 26, 11:00am-12:00pm

Saturday, July 27, 10:00-11:00am


Still have questions?  Contact Angelique Leone at