Aging News Alert

Funding Opportunities

 
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Feds to Award $430 Million for Seniors' Jobs Program

The program provides training for low-income, unemployed seniors, who gain work experience in a variety of community service activities at nonprofit and public facilities, including schools, hospitals, day-care centers and senior centers.

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$5 Million to Go for Vision Studies

The program supports research that may improve eyesight for the blind and vision impaired. The studies must focus on retinal neurons and the regeneration of sight for these individuals.

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Researchers to Collaborate with Existing Group

The program supports research that improves palliative care across the spectrum.

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State/National Community Grants Competition for AmeriCorps Opens

These federal grants support programs to improve lives, strengthen communities and foster civic participation through service and volunteering.

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Farmers with Disabilities to Receive Assistance

This porgram helps individuals with disabilities and their families engaged in production agriculture succeed in the industry. The primary function is to support state and regional projects in developing their capacity to meet these objectives.

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Projects to Boost Disability Employment

The program supports the establishment of model demonstration projects that engage state vocational rehabilitation agencies in partnerships with other entities to develop and use career pathways to help individuals with disabilities.

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New Centers to Focus on Chronic Disease

Funds will establish specialized Transdisciplinary Collaborative Centers (TCCs) for health disparities research focused on chronic disease prevention. The emphasis will be on developing, implementing and disseminating community-based multilevel interventions.

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Models to Address End-of-Life Care

The program will support research dealing with adolescents and young adults ages 12 to 24 with serious, advanced illnesses, including end-of-life/palliative care models.

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Centers to Develop Alzheimer’s Best Practices

These centers will support and conduct research on Alzheimer's disease to develop novel techniques and methodologies to improve healthcare for those with the disease.

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New ‘Points’ Competition in the Works

Grantees will create NAPs to increase access to comprehensive, culturally competent, quality primary health care services and improve the health status of underserved and vulnerable populations, including the elderly.

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