Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Funding Opportunity: Wider Opportunities for Women Elder Economic Security Initiative

Wider Opportunities for Women Elder Economic Security Initiative

Wider Opportunities for Women (WOW) is pleased to announce the release of our Request for Proposals for the Elder Economic Security Initiative tm (Initiative). The Initiative's core components include: coalition building, research, advocacy, education, and outreach. Underpinning these national, state and community efforts is the Elder Economic Security Standard tm Index (Elder Index), a comprehensive geographically-based measure of income adequacy, developed by the Gerontology Institute at the University of Massachusetts-Boston (GI UMASS) and WOW. WOW seeks lead state organizations (LSOs) with whom to launch and implement the Initiative. In collaboration with WOW, these LSOs will:

*Build a diverse statewide coalition;
*Provide input into the tabulation of the state Elder Index;
*Develop a statewide policy agenda to promote elder economic security; and
*Coordinate the launch and implementation of their state's Initiative.

To date, WOW has partnerships with non-profit organizations and state agencies in twelve states, including California, Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and West Virginia. Applications will not be accepted from these states. If you are interested in becoming involved with the Initiative in these states, please contact WOW.

Applications  will be due Friday, March 5, 2010. For additional information, contact Stacy Sanders, Associate Director, at ssanders@wowonline.org.

Deadline: March 5, 2010 http://www.epa.gov/aging/grants/grantofo.htm#2010_0305_grantofo_1

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