All grant opportunities will be managed through the Association’s online grant system. Meals On Wheels Association of America will only accept grant applications that are submitted electronically through this system.
Important Note: You will need to "Create a New Account" the first time you use the Online Grant System. This system will not accept your MyMOWAA log in.
Once you have an Online Grant System Account, you will be able to:
1. View and print the application and instructions for all open grant opportunities
2. View the status of an application (e.g., is it complete/was the grant awarded/was the grant denied/etc.)
3. View and print drafts of applications you are currently working on; print past applications you have submitted.
If you are awarded a grant, you will need to use the Online Grant System to manage all grant follow-up activities, including:
4. Completing the grant acceptance process
5. Viewing, printing and submitting required follow up reports
Current Member Grant Opportunities
Emergency Response Fund
Most of us feel quite helpless as we watch reports of devastation – whether from earthquakes or violent weather or floods – that can ravage a community. While all who are impacted struggle to pick up the pieces afterwards, we are all well aware that the homebound seniors living in impacted areas are particularly vulnerable, and we'd like to help you as you help them.
When disasters strike, many seniors rely solely on the courage and compassion of their local Meals on Wheels program staff and volunteers to deliver hope in times of unimaginable crisis. Programs like yours have always risen to the challenges brought on by these kinds of disasters, and are often the first line of support to seniors and others seeking aid. Because sometimes the scope and severity of a crisis hinders your ability to serve as that vital lifeline, the Association has established an Emergency Response Fund to assist our Member programs facing emergency situations.
For the purposes of the Emergency Response Grant Fund, an emergency is defined as an unforeseen natural disaster event, such as the following:
- Electrical Outage
- Extended Heat Wave
- Nuclear Accident/Attack
- Volcano Eruption
- Terrorist Attack
- Winter (Snow or Ice) Storm
Requests for funding in the form of a grant must be submitted through the Association's Online Grant System through completion of the Emergency Response Fund Application Form and Agreement. If you do not already have an account created, you can create your own login. After you have created your account, you will see a link in the left-hand navy blue column that says, “Apply.” This will take you to a listing of all of our current grant and scholarship opportunities. The Emergency Response Fund Application is one of them.
Other Grant Opportunities
Walmart Foundation's State Giving Program
The Program invests in all 50 states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico. The Walmart Foundation has a State Advisory Council in each state, made up of Walmart associates representing local communities. Each Council helps identify local needs within its state, reviews all eligible grant applications and makes funding recommendations to the Walmart Foundation. Councils base recommendations on alignment with Foundation focus areas, state or community needs and program eligibility criteria.
Applications are accepted during designated periods, or cycles, only. All states have two application cycles annually. Each state is assigned to either application cycles 1 and 3 or application cycles 2 and 4. Organizations may only apply for funding in the designated cycles assigned to their state. To determine which state you should apply for funding through, choose the state where the programs or services will be implemented.
Application cycles are selective and based on alignment with preferred funding areas. For more information, please visit http://foundation.walmart.com/apply-for-grants/state-giving.
CNCS Senior Corps Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion Grants Open to Federally-recognized Indian Tribes
These two competitions are open to federally-recognized Indian Tribes, including current tribal grantees. With these notices, CNCS intends to fund successful applicants that increase the impact of national service in Native American and Alaska native communities not currently served by FGP or SCP grantees.
These competitive opportunities, limited to Indian Tribes, are the first of their kind in FGP and SCP. Indian Tribes, defined as a federally recognized Indian Tribe, band, nation, or other organized group or community, including any native village, regional corporation, or village corporation, as defined under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (43 U.S.C. §1602), that the US Government determines is eligible for special programs and services provided under federal law to Indians because of their status as Indians. Indian Tribes also include tribal organizations controlled, sanctioned, or chartered by one of the entities described.
- Notice of Intent to Apply: Applicants are strongly encouraged to send a Notice of Intent to Apply by Friday, April 17, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. ET.
- Application Deadline: Thursday, May 14, 2015, 5:00 p.m. ET. Successful applicants will be notified in August 2015.
The Foster Grandparent Program Indian Tribe Competition
Established in 1965, the Foster Grandparent Program (FGP) is one of the oldest intergenerational programs in the country, engaging adults age 55 and over to provide loving and experienced tutors and mentors to children and youth with special needs or exceptional needs. Successful applicants will recruit and place volunteers, ages 55 and over, to provide person-to-person service to children in the Tribal community. The Foster Grandparent volunteers serve as mentors and tutors, in both early childhood and K-12 education. They may also assist adolescents by providing guidance and nurturing to build life skills and to encourage beneficial choices on the part of the young people. They may also help to transfer culture knowledge and customs, including language, from one generation to another. The Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for Foster Grandparent grants can be found here.
The Senior Companion Program Indian Tribe Competition Established in 1974, the Senior Companion Program links volunteers ages 55 and over with adults who have difficulty with daily living tasks. They provide assistance and friendship to make a difference by helping these adults remain independent in their homes instead of having to move to more costly institutional care. Senior Companion volunteers help with tasks such as shopping or paying bills. They also provide respite to give family members or professional caregivers off to run their own errands or to take care of their own appointments. Successful applicants will recruit and place volunteers, ages 55 and over, to provide person-to-person service to adults in need of additional assistance, often frail elders, as well as to provide additional support to family caregivers. An element of this competitive opportunity is inclusion of activities for the Senior Companions to help their clients and family members mitigate and prevent elder abuse, including financial abuse, supporting the goals of the Elder Justice Council. The Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for Senior Companion grants can be found here.
Online Grant System Tutorials
If this is your first time using the Online Grant System, we have several optional tutorials available to help you get started.
>> Getting Started: Creating a New Account and Logging In
>> Completing Your Application: Technical Tips and Instructions
>> File Uploads: Using Excel Budget and Timeline Templates
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