Community Care Corps Announces Latest Request for Proposals

May 11, 2023

Grants to Be Awarded for Innovative Models Using Volunteers to Assist Family Caregivers, Older Adults, or Adults with Disabilities

Community Care Corps has announced a new Request for Proposals (RFP) for innovative local models in which volunteers assist family caregivers, older adults, or adults with disabilities with nonmedical care to maintain their independence. The RFP is now available for review and can be found at

With the population of Americans aged 85 and older set to double by 2040, providing comprehensive care and support to an estimated 14.6 million older adults will be an enormous undertaking. In response to this need, in 2020, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Administration for Community Living (ACL) launched a bold new initiative. Led by a partnership team comprising the Oasis Institute, Caregiver Action Network (CAN), USAging, and Altarum, the Community Care Corps seeks to create a formal network of local organizations that train and support volunteers to provide non-medical support to older adults and individuals with disabilities across the nation.

This latest grant cycle is the fourth for Community Care Corps and offers two proposal options. Applicants may apply to:

  • establish, enhance, or grow a model volunteer program that utilizes volunteers to perform nonmedical tasks, provide companionship, and support family caregivers; or
  • build a network of screened and trained volunteer chaperones to accompany older adults and adults with disabilities in need to and from non-emergency medical appointments and outpatient procedures. 

Community Care Corps will award 18-month competitive grants of up to $200,000. A wide range of nonprofit entities, such as faith- and community-based organizations, institutions of higher education, and service organizations, as well as state, county, and local governments, are encouraged to apply.

There is a tremendous need for volunteer assistance in communities across the country. As a partner in the Community Care Corps, Altarum is honored to play a pivotal role in monitoring and evaluating the initiative to learn from and replicate the successes of high-performing volunteer programs. To learn more, view the RFP, and access the FAQ, visit