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The Aging Network

Information Memoranda

June 11, 1997

INFORMATION MEMORANDUM
AoA-IM-97-12

TO : STATE AND AREA AGENCIES COVERING A COUNTY OR METROPOLITAN AREA WITH A MINIMUM OF 500 OLDER REFUGEES AGE 65 OR OLDER

SUBJECT : FY 1997 Discretionary Grant Announcement to Assist Older Refugees

Attached is a copy of an announcement of funds available to assist older refugees that has been issued by the Office of Refugee Resettlement of the Administration for Children and Families. Eligible grantees are restricted to those state agencies that are responsible for refugee programs. However, collaboration between aging and refugee agencies is strongly encouraged and applications which link the aging network with agencies serving older refugees will receive priority consideration.

We are providing this information since you may be contacted by the state agency responsible for refugee programs, or may wish to initiate contact with this agency. We believe that partnerships at all levels of government are in the interest of our customers.

The announcement identifies 35 counties or metropolitan areas in 20 states that meet the minimum threshold of 500 older refugees age 65 or older. Applications will be submitted by the state agency on behalf of eligible counties in the state. A total of $9.5 million is available. For counties having at least 2,000 older refugees, awards may range from $250,000 to $3 million; for counties with between 500 and 2,000 older refugees, awards may range from $50,000 to $250,000. Applications are for a one-year budget period, but may cover a two-year project period. The closing date for applications is July 30, 1997.

William F. Benson
Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Aging

Attachment:  FY 1997 Discretionary Grant Announcement to Assist Older Refugees




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