Mystic Valley Elder Services issues Request for Proposals

Mystic Valley Elder Services has issued a Request for Proposals to fund programs that promote the health, well-being and independence of older adults and to complement or supplement the support activities of primary caregivers.

Areas of focus include family caregiver issues and services, special populations such as elders with special needs, isolated, marginalized, LGBT elders and those who are disadvantaged by racial, cultural and/or linguistic barriers, health promotion programs that focus on evidence-based programs for older adults, transportation, housing insecurity, social insecurity/isolation, health and wellness including physical and behavioral health and economic insecurity.

Funding is available by MVES through the Older American Act and is subject to availability of federal funding. The project will begin Oct. 1 and end on Sept. 30, 2021.

MVES is requesting Letters of Intent from organizations wishing to apply for funding to support individuals age 60 and older in MVES’ service area, which includes Chelsea, Everett, Malden, Medford, Melrose, North Reading, Reading, Revere, Stoneham, Wakefield and Winthrop.

The Letter of Intent, not to exceed two pages, should include:

• Purpose of the program

• Which of the AAA funding priorities the program will address

• The estimated amount of Title III funding the applicant will request

• Anticipated number of older adults the program expects to serve

• Cities and towns the program plans to serve

Letters of Intent should be sent electronically to by 4 p.m. June 12. They will be reviewed and prospective applicants will be notified no later than close of business on June 17 regarding their eligibility to complete the full application for Title III funding which will be due at 4 p.m. July 8.

For information, contact MVES Director of Community Programs Lauren Reid at 781-388-2382 or