$5 Million in ARPA State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF)

NOTE: This program is in Phase II of the City's two-phased strategy and is interchangeably referred to as Seniors or Older Adults.

Senior man smiling.

On February 3, 2022, the City Council allocated $5 million for Seniors. This allocation provides programming support to organizations serving older adults. Support is provided through a combined competitive process.

The City Council designated the Community Health, Environment & Culture Committee (CHECC) to oversee the implementation planning. The implementation plan was approved by CHECC on August 9, 2022, and the City Council on August 18, 2022.

Spending Framework

The spending plan for Seniors provides programming support to non-profits serving older adults to:

  • Connect older adults with community services and resources to reduce social isolation.
  • Alleviate food and resource insecurity for those with financial constraints.
  • Mitigate increased social and emotional issues for informal and unpaid caregivers.
    • This improves the safety and quality of care provided.

Original Implementation Plan(PDF, 101KB)

Seniors Programs - Implementation Plan

The following table summarizes the implementation plan for Seniors programs and reflects adjustments to address COVID-19 impacts, for a total investment in this area of $5.4 million.

COVID-19 Impact Programs / Strategies Equitable Outcomes Amount
Mitigate increased social isolation
  • Provide funding to support community – based transportation access (ex: senior centers, doctor’s appointments, errands, etc.)
  • Fund non-center-based programming to reduce social isolation for seniors with mobility issues
  • Connect older adults to volunteer, workforce training, and employment opportunities
Connect older adults with barriers to community services and resources $2.14 Million
Address increased food and resource insecurity
  • Fund neighborhood-based access to food and commodities
  • Fund navigation and case management services to coordinate access to resources for home-bound seniors
  • Provide direct assistance to older adults in financial crisis (ex: households at risk of homelessness, unexpected financial hardship, etc.)
  • Connect working older adults who are unemployed or under employed to training, employment, and volunteer opportunities
Alleviate increased cost and scarcity of resources for older adults with financial constraints $2.23 Million
Address increased responsibility on informal and unpaid caregivers
  • Connect caregivers to available resources, education, and training
  • Improve caregiver access to specialized training and resources for older adults with dementia and other cognitive issues
Mitigate increased social and emotional issues for caregivers to improve the safety and quality of care provided to older adults $1.05 Million
Total $5.42 Million

Request for Proposals (RFPs)

RFP # 1 Timeline

  • Sept. 9, 2022: RFP opened.
  • Oct. 28, 2022: RFP closed.
  • Sept. 6 and 8, 2022: Training and technical assistance workshops.
  • Sept. 16, 2022: RFP pre-submittal conference.
  • Sept. 18 and 19, 2022: Further training and technical assistance workshops.
  • Nov. - Dec. 2022: RFP evaluation and scoring.
  • Jan. 26, 2023: Post solicitation briefing to City Council.
  • Feb. 2, 2023: City Council approval.
  • March 2023: Two-year contracts began.

RFP # 2 Timeline

  • March 13, 2023 - April 27, 2023: RFP opened.
  • March 23, 2023: RFP pre-submittal conference.
  • March 28, 2023: Training and technical sessions.
  • April 27, 2023: RFP closed.
  • May 5 - May 10, 2023: RFP evaluation and scoring.
  • June 2023: City Council approval.
  • Aug. 2023: Two-year contracts began.

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