Elderbridge Agency on Aging issues RFP for meal services


December 5th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Officials with the Elderbridge Agency on Aging have put out a Request for Funding Proposals (RFP’s) from nutrition providers in its 20-county service area to provide congregate and home-delivered meal services to Iowans age 60+ for Fiscal Year 2012 (July 1, 2012–June 30, 2013). Nutrition services to be considered for funding include congregate meals and home-delivered meals.  Meal services must include client registration, client screening, service tracking and reporting, nutrition education and nutrition counseling.

 Organizations submitting applications must provide services in one or more of these Elderbridge service area counties: Audubon, Calhoun, Carroll, Cerro Gordo, Crawford, Floyd, Franklin, Greene, Guthrie, Hamilton, Hancock, Humboldt, Kossuth, Mitchell, Pocahontas, Sac, Webster, Winnebago, Worth, and Wright. Grants can only be made to organizations, not to individuals.

Applications must be received in the Elderbridge Fort Dodge office by Wednesday, January 11, 2012. For more information or to obtain the application package, you may e-mail jharp@elderbridge.org or call the Elderbridge Fort Dodge office at 515-955-5244 –or- 800-543-3280. 

Elderbridge Agency on Aging seeks to enable older Iowans to live with the maximum dignity, well-being and independence. Created under the Older Americans Act, Elderbridge is a private nonprofit that has been meeting the needs of Iowans age 60 years and older and their caregivers for more than 35 years. With offices in Mason City, Fort Dodge and Carroll, Elderbridge serves older Iowans in a 20-county area in North-central Iowa with the goal of providing the necessary information and resources to empower our constituents to manage their lives and the aging process to the best of their and our abilities.