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 April 3 at 5:00 PM (ET), 2020.
Our mission is to promote healthy aging through lifelong learning, active lifestyles and volunteer engagement. Our vision is to see that adults age 50 and older across the country have opportunities to pursue vibrant, healthy, productive and meaningful lives.
Caregiver Action Network (CAN) is the nation’s leading family caregiver organization working to improve the quality of life for the more than 90 million Americans who care for loved ones with chronic conditions, disabilities, disease, or the frailties of old age.
Whether it is helping Washington set priorities, building the capacity of our members, raising the visibility of AAAs and Title VI programs nationwide, offering training and educational events, or working to drive excellence in the fields of I&R/A, transportation, livable communities and volunteerism, n4a is dedicated to supporting the success of its members.
Altarum works with government and private insurers, health systems and provider organizations, and foundations to improve health outcomes of Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries. We achieve measurable results by combining our expertise in public health and health care delivery with applied research and analytics, technology, continuing education, advisory services, and program implementation. Our innovative solutions lead to better value for payers and better health for all.