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Community Care Corps Launches Request for Proposals for Grant Awards for Innovative Models Using Volunteers to Help Caregivers, Seniors, or Adults with Disabilities

Washington, DC, May 10, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Washington, DC – Community Care Corps has announced a Request for Proposals (RFP) for innovative local models in which volunteers help caregivers or directly assist seniors or adults disabled non-medical care to maintain their independence. The Request for Proposals is now available for review and can be viewed at www.CommunityCareCorps.org. Community Care Corps will award competitive grants between $ 30,000 and $ 150,000 for new applicants. Current Community Care Corps fellows can apply for second year funding of up to $ 100,000 or 100% of the amount of the previous fellowship, whichever is less. The aim of the project is to establish, improve or develop volunteer programs for overworked caregivers, the elderly and people with disabilities. A wide range of non-profit entities, such as faith-based and community organizations, higher education institutions and service organizations, as well as state, county and local governments are encouraged to apply. Community Care Corps seeks to fund local models that represent a cross-section of the nation reflecting demographics and geography, urban / rural / border and tribal communities, underserved and limited English speaking populations, communities with limited support programs , etc. To learn more, view the RFP and access the FAQs, visit www.CommunityCareCorps.org. Community Care Corps Community Care Corps is funded by the Administration for Community Living and administered by the Oasis Institute in cooperation with Caregiver Action Network, the National Association of Regional Aging Agencies and Altarum. Community Care Corps is a national program that aims to promote innovative models in which local volunteers help caregivers, the elderly or people with disabilities with non-medical care at home to maintain their independence. For more information, please contact: Sara Paige, [email protected] / The Oasis Institute Derrick Goddard, [email protected] / Caregiver Action Network ### About the Oasis Partnership Team founded in 1982, is a national non-profit organization that is active in over 250 communities and reaches over 50,000 people each year. Based in St. Louis, MO, Oasis is dedicated to promoting healthy aging for seniors through lifelong learning, active lifestyles and volunteer engagement. Oasis empowers adults 50 and older across the country to lead vibrant, healthy, productive and meaningful lives through in-person and online classes covering a variety of subjects including the arts and humanities, exercise, and more. Oasis’ flagship intergenerational tutoring program works in partnership with school districts across the country to match volunteer tutors with struggling K-3 readers who teachers believe would benefit from a mentoring relationship. caring and individual. More recently, the growing crisis in caregiving has steered Oasis towards the development and implementation of strategies to support caregivers, family caregivers and caregiver organizations as part of our mission to improve the life of the elderly. Caregiver Action Network is the nation’s leading family care organization working to improve the quality of life for more than 90 million Americans who care for loved ones with chronic illnesses, disabilities, illnesses or frailties. old age. CAN serves a wide range of family caregivers ranging from parents of children with severe health needs to families and friends of wounded soldiers; from a young couple diagnosed with MS, to adult children caring for parents with Alzheimer’s disease. CAN reaches caregivers on multiple platforms. CAN (the National Family Caregivers Association) is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization that provides free education, peer support, and resources to caregivers across the country. n4a is the only organization that represents the nation’s 622 Regional Aging Agencies (AAAs) and 246 Title VI Native American Aging Programs that serve millions of older adults, people with disabilities, and their caregivers. n4a is dedicated to enhancing the ability of its members to: advocate for the interests of older people, people with disabilities and their caregivers; take action to ensure that communities are equipped to support and improve the health and well-being of older people, people with disabilities and their caregivers, and serve as a focal point in their community to connect people with services to home and community. Altarum is a non-profit research and advisory organization that serves government health insurers, health foundations, and other non-profit clients who focus on health and healthcare. Altarum works closely with government insurance programs to design and implement enhancements to address the unique health challenges of the population of their beneficiaries. Altarum emphasizes holistic solutions, made possible by technology and focused on prevention and appropriate care. From low-income children to frail seniors, Altarum addresses the most vulnerable in society, those whose health is negatively affected by social determinants. CONTACT: Derrick Goddard Community Care Corps 202-454-3970 [email protected]



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