MCOA is pleased to announce grant opportunities for Field Demonstration Projects (FDP) for the FY25 Council on Aging direct grants cycle. MCOA intends to award state Service Incentive Grant (SIG) funds, contingent upon final approval by the Governor of the state budget. These funds will be used to provide direct grants to COAs under the following three categories and twelve project areas that have been approved by EOEA.

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Capacity Building

  • Age & Dementia Friendly Capacity Building
    (up to $20,000)
  • Memory Café Capacity Building or Startups
    (up to $7,500)
  • Development and Implementation of Outreach Programs
    (up to $10,000)


  • Nutrition Innovations and/or Expansion
    (up to $20,000)
  • Provision of Transportation Services
    (up to $25,000)
  • Digital Equity
    (up to $15,000)
  • Other Innovative Programming
    (up to $10,000)


Improving Access and Inclusion

  • Senior Center Modernization
    (up to $25,000)
  • Public Health Connections
    (up to $7,500)
  • Enhanced Public Awareness of your COA
    (up to $7,500)
  • Creating a Welcoming Space for People with Sensory Disabilities (related to hearing, vision, or both)
    (up to $10,000)
  • Caregiver Respite Services or Financial Assistance
    (up to $10,000)



A bidders conference was held via zoom on
April 24, 2024 at 10:00 am.


Click here to view the recording.

Click here to view the slide deck.

Click here to view the Q&A from the bidders conference.

Questions submitted in writing and those posed during the bidders conference, along with the answers, will be posted here by April 26, 2024.

Written questions must be submitted by email, with the subject line FY25 FDP, to Madeline Noonan at by 4:00 PM on April 24, 2024.


  • Download the full RFP announcement and instructions here.
  • Download the FY25 FDP application form here.

The Intent to Bid is now closed and only those who submitted this form by the May 8th at 4:00 p.m. deadline are eligible to submit a Field Demonstration Project proposal. Any proposal for which an Intent to Bid form was not submitted by the deadline will not be considered for funding.

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