Trust Announces New Healthy Aging Initiative
Among today's most pronounced demographic trends is the tremendous increase of the aging population. Indeed, according to a recent report issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services National Institute of Health and National Institute on Aging, it is expected that the older population in the United States will double in size from 36 million in 2003 to over 72 million by 2030, an increase from 12% to 20% of the total population.
In response, The Colorado Trust's Board of Trustees has approved a four-year (2006-2010), $6.5 million Healthy Aging Initiative. This initiative will provide support through community grantees to senior-serving organizations to strengthen and increase their ability to provide services to today's seniors (ages 65+).
The Trust is currently accepting proposals for a statewide coordinating agency to provide day-to-day management and technical assistance to community grantees under this initiative. All applicants must respond to a Request for Proposals by noon on Friday, August 25, 2006.
After a coordinating agency has been selected, The Colorado Trust will request proposals from senior-serving organizations interested in expanding their organizational capacity. Up to 20 community grants will be awarded. Grantees will focus their efforts on one or more of the following areas:
A Request for Qualifications for the evaluation component of this initiative also is forthcoming. For additional information, contact Ginger Harrell, Program Officer; firstname.lastname@example.org.