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Senior centers play a critical role in promoting health and social interaction for seniors across Delaware. Centers have become skilled at leveraging funding from a wide array of sources including federal, state, and private funds to support the many services that they offer. However, even with this combination of funds, there are often gaps when senior centers need to address one-time infrastructure needs such as upgrading technology and equipment, facility repair and improvement, vehicle repair and replacement, and staff training and development.
The Delaware Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities (DSAAPD) recognizes that helping senior centers meet these infrastructure needs advances our own mission to promote dignity, respect, and inclusion for older adults and people with disabilities. Therefore, DSAAPD has elected to award small grants, up to $10,000, for senior centers to address one-time infrastructure needs. A senior center may apply for up to $10,000 to be spent by June 30, 2017. Grant awards will be made based on the availability of funding. Applications not funded will be held for future consideration. Submissions are due by January 31, 2017.
Further information and instructions are available on the Delaware Senior Center Infrastructure Grant Application Form, which is provided below in Microsoft Word format.
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Delaware Senior Center Infrastructure Grant Application Form