Applications from SourcePoint are now available for the 2017 funding of community programs that serve Delaware County residents age 55 and older, according to SourcePoint officials.
To help address the needs of the county’s increasing older population, SourcePoint will grant funding to local nonprofit or government agencies that provide the most effectual services, officials said.
Areas of critical importance include enhanced access to services, improved transitional care from healthcare systems to home care, and evidence-based programs, particularly those focused on substance abuse and mental health.
Four types of funding options are available in 2017, including general grants for ongoing programming and innovative grants for new programming. Any program that addresses areas of critical importance or other unique issues is encouraged to apply for funding, officials said.
SourcePoint has annually awarded funding to local service organizations since 1995, with a total of $716,965.45 awarded for 2016. SourcePoint helps fund existing programs in the county as a cost-effective and efficient way to address the various needs of older adults.
Each year the SourcePoint board of directors and other members of the community review grant applications and award funding to those organizations that help broaden the scope of services available to local residents. Funding is made available to SourcePoint through Delaware County’s senior services levy.
Applications are due by Wednesday, June 22, and are available on SourcePoint’s website at www.MySourcePoint.org/grant-applications.
For more information, contact Amelia Tucciarone, quality improvement coordinator, at 740-203-2392 or at amelia@MySourcePoint.org.
Information for this story was provided by SourcePoint.