Sunday, December 10, 2006

ABA-Borchard Partnerships in Law and Aging--RFP

The Request for Proposals for 2007-2008 funding under the Partnerships in Law and Aging Program is now available on the ABA Commission on Law and Aging website. 

The ABA Commission on Law and Aging and the Albert and Elaine Borchard Foundation Center on Law and Aging co-sponsor the Partnerships in Law and Aging Program with ongoing support from the Marie Walsh Sharpe Endowment of the ABA Fund for Justice and Education. The program is designed to encourage new, collaborative, community-based projects to enhance the legal awareness of older persons and to improve their access to the legal system.

This year, the program offers two separate funding opportunities:

Original Award for Community Identified Need: The program will award eight 12-month grants of $7,500 to projects that meet program objectives and address an issue identified by applicant.

Special Initiative: The program will award two 18-month grants of $15,000 to projects that meet overall program objectives and that develop and implement an Interdisciplinary Guardianship Committee.   

Applicants may apply under one or both categories, but must submit separate applications, including separate cover sheets and letters of commitment.

Announcements and applications available on the Commission website:
http://www.abanet.org/aging/

Applications must be postmarked or shipped by March 1, 2007, and projects will be funded beginning July 1, 2007.  Projects funded under the Original Awards category will be funded for 12 months, and those funded under the Special Initiative category (Interdisciplinary Guardianship Committees) will be funded for 18 months.

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