From January 2017 through December 2019, the Northland Foundation is undertaking Phase II of the Rural Aging Initiative to strengthen capacity among nonprofit and community based services, and promote collaboration and innovation to help older adults in our region to age in place. For more information about the Rural Aging Initiative, please contact Zane Bail, Director of Development and Special Projects at the Northland Foundation. The components of Phase II are as follows.
The Aging Innovations Program includes an opportunity to apply for grants up to $50,000 each. There will be two grantmaking rounds: November 2017 and Spring 2018. Northland anticipates awarding three to five grants each round.
The Aging Innovations Major Grants are intended to spur innovative approaches to improve community care integration; utilize technological advances; support family caregivers; promote strategies addressing direct care workforce challenges; and replicate/adapt evidenced-informed or evidenced-based program models.
Links to access the application materials and the Special Initiatives Grant Portal link are included below. We recommend you first read the (1) Request for Proposals. Prepare your responses to the (2) Narrative Questions as well as complete your (3) Logic Model and (4) Project Budget using the Word templates provided, which you will upload either as a Word doc or a pdf (whichever you prefer) via the portal, when prompted. Finally, instructions that may help you to navigate the Special Initiatives Grant Portal more easily are available for review.
If you have questions or need assistance, contact Erik Torch, Director of Grantmaking. Round 1 Major Grants applications are due WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2017. Funding decisions will be made by November 30, 2017.