The Administration for Community Living (ACL) awarded a cooperative agreement to the team of the Oasis Institute, Caregiver Action Network (CAN), the National Association for Area Agencies on Aging (N4A), and Altarum Institute. This team will launch a national program, called Community Care Corps, to foster innovative models in which local volunteers assist family caregivers, older adults, or persons with disabilities with non-medical care in their own homes in order to maintain their independence.
This unprecedented, new program will be a great leap forward in helping seniors, persons with disabilities, and family caregivers with much-needed non-medical assistance.
Each year, grants will be awarded to local organizations across the country to establish, enhance, or grow model volunteer programs. Community Care Corps volunteers will handle simple non-medical tasks, provide companionship, and relieve over-burdened family caregivers, and will offer tremendous benefit to older Americans and their family caregivers.
Community Care Corps will help countless families and will have a lasting impact not just on the families and individuals served, but also on those who have the opportunity to serve their community as volunteers.
On January 15, 2020, the Community Care Corps Request for Proposals (RFP) will be available to review. Applicants may submit an optional notice of an Intent to Apply on January 15, 2020 through February 21, 2020. the Community Care Corps application portal will be open for applications from February 10 to May 1 at 5:00 PM (ET), 2020