The National Council on Aging (NCOA) is seeking applications from qualified organizations as part of an upcoming grant opportunity to help reduce senior hunger in the U.S. Grants of up to $50,000 each for a 19-month period will be awarded to selected organizations for the implementation of Senior SNAP Enrollment Initiatives in their communities.
The NCOA Senior SNAP Enrollment Initiative is a national program that fights senior hunger by supporting efforts by community-based organizations and agencies to assist older adults (i.e., age 60 and over) in applying for and enrolling in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). This initiative is supported by a generous grant from the Walmart Foundation.
The goals of the initiative include:
- Significantly increasing the participation of older adults in SNAP through community-based outreach and enrollment initiatives.
- Identifying, analyzing, and disseminating replicable, cost-effective, and scalable strategies for increasing senior SNAP enrollment.
- Increasing public awareness of senior hunger as an issue of national and local importance, and of SNAP as an effective strategy for reducing food insecurity among older adults.
NCOA aims to award $2 million to up to 40 community-based organizations and/or agencies to engage in SNAP outreach and application assistance for a 19-month period (October 1, 2020 to April 30, 2022). Each organization will be responsible for submitting 1,000 SNAP applications on behalf of eligible older adults.
NCOA is using an online application for this initiative. Use this link to submit the notice of intent to apply by July 15th and start the online application.
Organizations interested in applying are required to submit a notice of intent to apply. Once the notice of intent to apply is submitted, you will receive a confirmation email with a unique URL to submit your full proposal.
An informational webinar will take place on July 6th and those interested can register here.