Request For Proposals – Senior Hunger Innovation Grant

These are challenging times, and for many seniors, the risk of going hungry has only gotten worse. For some, health or mobility issues make it difficult to shop for groceries. For others, they may not have transportation or access to healthy food nearby. Some are unable to prepare meals. And far too many simply don’t have enough money to buy food. As a result, one in five older adults in Northwest Georgia has limited access to healthy food.

Want to be part of the solution? If you are planning a project to help reduce food insecurity for seniors in the region, you can submit a Senior Hunger grant proposal. Contact Rogena Walden at the Northwest Georgia Area Agency on Aging at rwalden(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign) or 1-800-759-2963.

The Northwest Georgia Regional Commission Area Agency on Aging (AAA) will fund at least two innovative projects, each in the amount of $2,000 designed to address senior hunger in Northwest Georgia. Projects should fall under at least one of the five focus areas of Georgia’s State Plan to Address Senior Hunger: Today’s Seniors, Health Impact of Senior Hunger, Food Access, Food Waste and Reclamation, and Meeting the Community’s Needs.


Application Deadline: January 12, 2024
Awardee Notification Date: January 19, 2024

Who Can Apply:
Awardees can be senior centers, other aging service providers, non-profits, and for-profit organizations. Consideration will be given to members of the Northwest Georgia Senior Hunger Coalition that have not previously received a Senior Hunger Innovation Grant.

Application Evaluation Process:
The $2,000 grant awarded will be evaluated based on a set of criteria which includes:

  • The number of older Georgians proposed to be served through this funding.
  • Addressing at least one of the five focus areas listed above.
  • The strength of evidence of the initiative’s effectiveness and sustainability.
  • The provision of a detailed budget.
  • The feasibility in assessing the impact of the proposal.

Grant Funding Process and Requirements:
The funding will be provided on a non-recurring reimbursable basis. No matching is required for this grant. The funding cannot pay for an existing program budget unless there is an expansion of an existing initiative specifically noted. Only one grant will be awarded per agency or organization. Funding must be used by April 26, 2024.

Grant proposal should include:

  • Grantee designation: Identify group as a Senior Center, aging service provider, non-profit, or for-profit agency/organization.
  • Type of project proposed: Identify whether the initiative is a direct service, education, or outreach project.
  • Contact Information: Provide the name of the primary contact, title, phone number, and email address.
  • Organization Information: Include organization name, mailing/physical address, website and EIN.
  • Project information: Give name of the project, list the State Plan focus area(s) addressed by the project, and state the overall goal of the project. Include a summary of the estimated outcomes of this project.
  • Financial Information: Note that the amount of funding will be $2,000. Give the percentage of your total project budget supported by the amount requested from the AAA. Provide a projected budget. A separate attachment may be added to give a budget narrative and explain the sustainability of the proposed project.

Awardees will be required to submit a final report detailing:

  • A summary of project description.
  • The number of older Georgians served by the funded project.
  • Expenses incurred to account for the full use of awarded funding, with receipts.
  • The report is due May 24, 2024.

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