Grants are awarded through AgeSmart Community Resources to nonprofit organizations serving older adults, caregivers, and grandparents raising grandchildren throughout the Planning and Service Area (PSA). The PSA includes Bond, Clinton, Madison, Monroe, Randolph, St. Clair, and Washington counties. Grant applications are submitted and reviewed by the Planning Committee of the Advisory Council. Recommendations are then made to the Advisory Council, and presented to the Board of Directors, who vote to approve the grant allocations. Grants are awarded on a three-year cycle.
These grants are supported with federal funds authorized under the Older Americans Act, and are targeted to meet the highest priority needs of persons 60 years of age and older. Eligibility for any of these programs is not means-tested, and the services provided are available to any older adult who resides in the PSA.