Special Opportunities

Teacher leads exercise class.Introduction

Washington State has consistently ranked number one on the Long-Term Services and Supports State Scorecard for creating a high-quality system of care for older adults. This could only happen with a strong set of partners in the community.

O3A contracts with providers to provide long-term services and supports for Medicaid clients.  O3A also contracts for Leadership Training for people to be able to become trained in evidence-based programs and lead local workshops, supportive services for family caregivers, attorneys to provide Legal Services at the Senior Legal Advice Clinics.

O3A also contracts with local providers to provide Senior Meals, Transportation Services, and evidence-based programs. In addition, grant opportunities are occasionally available.

 

A: Health Promotion, Disease Prevention Funding

The Olympic Area Agency on Aging (O3A) receives funding under the Federal Older Americans Act, Title IIID, to help build local programs that support healthy lifestyles. For 2020, O3A anticipates spending approximately $28,142 during 2020. You can apply for funding to pay you to provide health promotion, disease prevention programs in one or more of the following Olympic Region counties: Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson and Pacific.

    1. Health Promotion Programs – Request for Proposals
      1. The Program must be certified by the National Council on Aging (see Chart of approved programs below). Some examples include:
        • Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance – Washington
        • Stay Active and Independent for Life (SAIL).
        • Chronic Disease Self-Management Program
        • Powerful Tools for Caregivers
        • Stress-Busting Program for Family Caregivers
      2. You can request funds to cover limited start-up costs such as license and leader training fees, and to cover the some of the operating costs to deliver the workshop.
      3. If awarded, O3A will reimburse you for the start-up expenses, and then pay you on a per workshop and per completing participant fee to cover your operating costs.
      4. You must provide the workshop free of charge to people age 60 and older (or 55 and older for tribal elders).

TO APPLY: For the complete requirements and instructions, please open and review the Request for Proposals (below). Issue date: January 1, 2020. Closing date: January 27, 2020. (Proposals will be reviewed on a case by case basis.)

If you have any questions, please contact:
Janis M. Housden at housdjm@dshs.wa.gov or 360-379-5064

 

B: Nutrition and Transportation Programs

Requests for Proposals for Transportation and Nutrition Services will be posted in 2020.