Funding Opportunities

from the private sector and select government agencies.  Information about Lifespan Respite Care Program Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOA)  from the Administration for Community Living, can be found here.  

Ongoing opportunities

 Lifespan Respite Care Program FOAs from the Administration for Community Living

January 13, 2022

Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, National Paralysis Resource Center

The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation National Paralysis Resource Center announces grant funding opportunities through its 2022 1st Cycle Direct Effect and Expanded Impact Quality of Life grants initiatives. Applications will be accepted from January 26th through March 9th.

The Quality of Life (QOL) tiered grants program is federally funded through a cooperative agreement with the Administration for Community Living (ACL), United States Department of Health and Human Services (Cooperative Agreement Number 90PRRC0006-01-00).

THERE HAVE BEEN NEW CHANGES TO THE  GRANTMAKING PROGRAM. We recommend that you visit the Reeve Foundation website for an overview of the QOL grant program and the QOL grant application process and read the Application and Program Guidelines.

Direct Effect (Tier 1) grants offer up to $25,000 to nonprofit organizations for projects that clearly impact individuals living with paralysis, their families and caregivers.

Expanded Impact (Tier 5) grants offer up to $100,000 to previous Quality of Life grantees whose programs and/or projects have achieved demonstrable, successful impact. Funds will support significant expansion of strategies and programs that are evidence-based, show innovate promising practices, and/or best practices in the field they serve to improve quality of life for people with paralysis, their families, and caregivers

A free Application Technical Assistance Webinar will be held on Wednesday, February 2nd from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm EST. A Question & Answer period will be provided. You may register HERE or on our website.

The Foundation is not able to provide individual pre-award assistance either by telephone or email. However, we welcome you to submit questions about the application process to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All questions submitted via email will be collected, aggregated, and answered in a Questions and Answers document posted on our website. The deadline for emailed questions is Monday, February 7th.

QOL grant applications are available and are to be completed online through the Reeve Foundation online grants portal. The online application submission deadline is Wednesday, March 9th 2022, at 11:59 pm EASTERN.

Quality of Life Grants Program Calendar

  • Cycle Opens: January 26, 2022

  • Technical Assistance Webinar: February 2, 2022 (register HERE )

  • Deadline for emailed questions: February 7, 2022 (email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

  • Proposals Due: March 9, 2022

  • External Review: March 15 - April 7

  • Internal Review: April 8 - May 8

  • Grants awarded by the end of May

  • Grant period begins June 1, 2022

The Quality of Life grants program is supported by the Administration for Community Living (ACL), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $8,700,000 with 100 percent funding by ACL/HHS. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by ACL/HHS, or the U.S. Government.

November 29, 2021

FY 2022 AmeriCorps Seniors - American Rescue Plan Senior Demonstration Program

This funding opportunity is available to those who do not currently have an active grant with AmeriCorps Seniors.  Please note that informational webinars will be held this week, November 30th and December 1.  Get more information about the webinars and the application process.

Download the FY 2022 AmeriCorps Seniors - American Rescue Plan Senior Demonstration Program Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)

New Applicants are invited to submit applications for the FY 2022 AmeriCorps Seniors - American Rescue Plan Senior Demonstration Program (American Rescue SDP) funds. Applicants are required to address one or more of the following Focus Areas: Disaster Services, Economic Opportunity, Education, Environmental Stewardship, Healthy Futures, and Veteran and Military Families.

To maximize the impact of investment in national service; AmeriCorps Seniors will prioritize national service investments in the following areas:  Efforts to help local communities recover from the COVID-19 Pandemic. AmeriCorps Seniors is specifically interested in applications that establish or support education, vaccination, and vaccination education efforts; particularly in hard-to-reach communities.  Applications that actively engage in removing structural racial inequities, advance racial equality, and increase opportunity to achieve sustainable change in communities. Applicants may propose programming in any county, city, or town. Applicants are encouraged to propose programming in the priority service areas identified on Appendix A: List of Priority Areas.

Application Deadline

Thursday, February 3, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. ET. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for additional guidance.

October 20, 2021

RRF Foundation for the Aging

Deadline for Letters of Inquiry: November 15, 2021
Proposals Due: February 1, 2022

The foundation will award grants in support of projects that enable older people to live well and fully in community settings, in four priority areas: caregiving, housing, economic security in later life, and social and intergenerational connectedness. 

Examples of possible funding opportunities in the category of caregiving may include (but are not limited to):

  • promoting systematic identification and assessment of caregivers across all health and home and community-based service “touch points” to enable family-centered care coordination and service delivery;

  • advocating for local, state, and federal investment to support caregiver services, most notably training, adult day, respite, and home-based primary care; 

  • enabling replication of proven caregiver interventions through web-based training and technical assistance;

  • promoting translation of evidence-based programs for caregivers from diverse cultures; and

  • advocating for paid family leave for working care partners of older adults.

NOTE: Given the plethora of existing interventions to support caregivers (see Best Practice Caregiving at, the Foundation generally will not support proposals aimed at designing or testing new caregiving interventions. Exceptions will be made for caregiving interventions that are demonstrably unique relative to what already exists and/or interventions that intentionally address older adults of color. 

More information

Issue Brief – Investing in Caregivers

RRF Website

Ongoing opportunities

RRF Foundation for Aging

RRF Foundation’s grant program supports projects that have a significant focus on older adults, ages 65 and over. The types of grants they fund include:

Advocacy: Achieve enduring social change around issues that affect older Americans

Direct Service: Improve availability and quality of community-based and residential long-term services and supports

Professional Education and Training: Increase the competency of professionals and paraprofessionals who serve older adults

Research: Seek causes and solutions to significant problems for older adults

Priority areas of Funding include:

  • Caregiving
  • Economic Security in Later Life
  • Housing
  • Social and Intergenrational Connectedness

Applications for grants are considered three times per year. The deadlines for the submission of applications are February 1, May 1, and August 1.

For more information, visit the RRF Foundation website. 

Evidence For Action - Ongoing Opportunity 

Investigator-Initiated Research to Build a Culture of Health

A Robert Wood Johnson Foundation project, Evidence for Action accepts Letters of Intent on a rolling basis to support rigorously designed quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research that yields convincing findings regarding the population health, well-being, and equity impacts of specific policies, programs and partnerships.   More information can be found on their website.