The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for Senior Center Wellness Program II.
Eligible applicants are multipurpose senior citizen centers located within the state of Michigan. For the purposes of this RFP, a facility qualifies as a senior center by meeting any of the following criteria:
Private housing facilities with senior activity programs and adult day care centers do not qualify.
The focus of the Senior Center Wellness Program is to support health-related senior programs at multipurpose senior citizen centers. The programs funded through this grant shall include mental and physical health maintenance and improvement for senior participants.
Proposed work must fall within one of the following program areas: physical activity, nutrition, chronic illness and self-management, depression, social isolation, fall prevention, caregiver education and burnout prevention, medication management or pandemic/epidemic (COVID-19) education and information. Applicants may submit more than one application, but MDHHS will award no more than $5,000 per applicant for a program area.
MDHHS will prioritize applications that demonstrate the incorporation of evidence-based health promotion and disease prevention programs, that include matching funding, and that are from applicants who submit multiple applications requesting funding across multiple program areas.
The award period begins June 1, 2022, and ends Sept. 30, 2022. MDHHS expects to award approximately $60,000 to fund approximately 12 projects.
Grant applications must be submitted electronically through the EGrAMS program by 3 p.m., April 11, 2022.
For more information or to apply, visit the EGrAMS website and click the “About EGrAMS” link on the left panel to access the “Competitive Application Instructions” training manual. The complete Request for Proposal document can be accessed on the EGrAMS website in the ‘Current Grants’ section by clicking the “Health and Aging Services Administration” link and accessing the “SCWII-2022” grant program.
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