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Ky. Office of Rural Health accepting applications for Elder Wellness Enrichment Initiative Grant


The Kentucky Office of Rural Health (KORH) is accepting applications for its new Elder Wellness Enrichment Initiative Grant, which will provide funding of up to $5,000 to nonprofit rural health care organizations and community-based organizations to create or enhance services for older adults — to help them age in place in rural Kentucky.

Up to three awards will be made.

Projects submitted for consideration may be entirely new or build upon existing services; however, they must be innovative and potentially serve as a best practice to be shared in Kentucky and with other states. Applications requesting funding to maintain existing services will not be considered.

Projects must be conducted in collaboration with at least one (1) of the following rural stakeholders located in an applicant’s community or region: a critical access hospital, a small rural hospital, a rural health clinic, a federally qualified health center, a local health department or an EMS service.

Funding preference will be given to projects that offer solutions to challenges faced by older adults during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

The deadline to apply is Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020.

Additional information about the grant — including the application form — can be found online at: ruralhealth.med.uky.edu

From Kentucky Office of Rural Health


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