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Grants Writing Resources

SWCAA grant applicants and grantees should familiarize themselves with the following resources to assist in writing the SWCAA grant application and will provide guidance to grantees.

SWCAA Policy and Procedures Manual

Funded projects must address one or more of the objectives listed in the SWCAA Area Plan.

SWCAA Area Plan
SWCAA Area Plan Summary

MIS SERVICE DEFINITIONS

Utilize the MIS Service Definition lists below to determine which service (s) you
will provide with this funding. If you are unsure which service definition is most
appropriate for your project please contact the SWCAA grants manager for
assistance.

Title III-B Service Definitions
Title III-D Service Definitions
Title III-E Service Definitions

Budget & Application Glossary and Examples Definitions and examples of
terms used in the Title III budget and application, including sample scenarios on
how to estimate the number of units of service and clients.

Determining Units & Clients for Activities & Sessions Worksheet.xlsx.

Examples of how to estimate the number of units of service and clients by MIS
definitions measured by one activity (Public Education) and one person sessions
(such as Counseling, Support Groups, Volunteer Training).

Poverty Guidelines. Most recently published US Department of Health and
Human Services Poverty Guidelines. Priority is given to programs serving clients
at or below the poverty level.

Southwestern CT Demographics Southwestern CT Region Statistics.

Aging Integrated Database (AGID) The Administration on Aging’s special
tabulation on aging.

Older Americans Act and Federal Regulations. Title III of the Older Americans
Act of 1965 as amended establishes Area Agencies on Aging and provides Title III
grant funding for community programs on aging.

Community Services Policy Manual. Includes State of Connecticut regulations
for Older Americans Act Title III programs in Connecticut.

For more information contact
Gretchen James, Grants Manager
Southwestern CT Agency on Aging
203-814-3620 or gjames@swcaa.org

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