GLSS Issues Request for Proposals for Elder Service Programs

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Posted 5-12-15

From Greater Lynn Senior Services –

glssGreater Lynn Senior Services (GLSS), the Area Agency on Aging serving Lynn, Lynnfield, Nahant, Saugus, and Swampscott, has issued a Request for Proposals to fund elder legal services; emergency short-term care; and, access or in-home supportive services, such as socialization programs for isolated and neglected elders; mobility/transportation, especially escort/assisted transportation; home modifications and accessibility adaptations; outreach and services that are sensitive to and provide support to elders with special needs, isolated, marginalized, LGBT elders, and/or those who are disadvantaged by economic, racial, cultural, and/or linguistic barriers and programs that promote elder independence.

Funding is provided by GLSS through the Older Americans Act and is subject to the availability of federal funding. The project period begins October 1, 2015, and ends on September 30, 2016, with an opportunity for renewal during the period October 1, 2016, through September 30, 2017.

“These funds are separate from those used to support our home care operations,” notes Susan Thomas, the Planner who oversees GLSS’s Title III programs—or those programs federally funded through the Older Americans Act. “The Title III programs covered in the RFP require a 15% cost share and can be used as seed money to start programs which will later become self-sustaining.” Minority businesses and organizations, and small business concerns are encouraged to apply.

Interested parties should contact Susan Thomas at (781) 599-0110, ext. 6707 or for assistance or to request application materials. Completed applications are due no later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 30, 2015. GLSS is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in service delivery or employment on the basis of race, religion age, sex, national origin, or disability.

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