Elderbridge Subcontractors and Providers seeking contracts for home and community based services for Fiscal Year 2019 can now access an application for funding.
Requests for funding are being sought from organizations that wish to provide and/or expand home- & community-based services to the elderly (persons age 60 and over). The goal of services that receive funding must support Elderbridge’s mission to advocate for and empower older adults, caregivers and individuals with disabilities to pursue independent healthy lives. The area to be served by the service(s) application must fall within Elderbridge’s 29-county service area: Audubon, Buena Vista, Calhoun, Carroll, Cerro Gordo, Clay, Crawford, Dickinson, Emmet, Floyd, Franklin, Greene, Guthrie, Hamilton, Hancock, Humboldt, Kossuth, Lyon, Mitchell, O’Brien, Osceola, Palo Alto, Pocahontas, Sac, Sioux, Webster, Winnebago, Worth, and Wright counties. Those interested are being asked to submit an application to the Elderbridge Agency on Aging.
Only one application will be required, even if multiple service requests are made.
The application forms and instructions are available in electronic format posted here:
Contracts will be awarded by Elderbridge based on the strength of the written application in meeting the criteria included herein, review of previous performance, the availability of funding, and Elderbridge’s goal to provide services to seniors in all twenty-nine counties in our planning area.
Elderbridge Services to be Funded
Services in the following categories will be considered for funding in Fiscal Year 2019.
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (1 consumer contact) – Services which include health screenings and assessments and/or information, education, and prevention strategies for chronic disease and other health conditions.
Homemaker (hour) – Providing assistance to persons having difficulty with one or more of the following instrumental activities of daily living: preparing meals, shopping for personal items, managing money, using the telephone, or doing light housework.
Legal Assistance (hour) – Provides legal advice, counseling and representation by an attorney or other person acting under the supervision of an attorney.
Material Aid (1 consumer contact) - Aid in the form of goods or services.
Outreach Mental Health Counseling (1 consumer contact) - One on one interventions initiated by an agency or organization for the purpose of identifying potential consumers and encouraging their use of existing services and benefits.
Personal Care (hour) – Providing personal assistance, stand by assistance, supervision or cues for persons having difficulties with one or more of the following activities of daily living: eating, dressing, bathing, toileting, and transferring in and out of bed/chair, and walking..
Respite Care (hour) – Service which offers temporary, substitute supports for care recipients in order to provide a brief period of relief or rest for family members or other caregivers. Respite care includes: a) In-home respite or b) Respite provided by placing the care recipient in an institutional setting such as a nursing home for a short period of time or in a supervised, protective, congregate setting such as an adult day care center. Services offered in conjunction with adult day care/adult day health typically include social and recreational activities, meals, and medications assistance.
Transportation (one-way trip) – Provides transportation for a person who requires help in going from one location to another, using a vehicle.
Completed Requests for Applications are due by February 26, 2018.