Funds are made available to selected grantees for projects that provide either education, training or research for the prevention or awareness of elder abuse, neglect, exploitation or fiduciary abuse of the elderly. The grants may also be used to provide public education and outreach to promote financial literacy and prevent identity theft and financial exploitation of older individuals. Through an annual request-for-proposal process, the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) grants the funds to a variety of agencies and organizations who apply.
June 30, 2015 Update
KDADS will NOT
be announcing a Special Project Grant opportunity for the Prevention of Elder Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation (PEANE) for the period September 1, 2015 - August 31, 2016.
Monitor this website regularly for any changes, updates, and/or projects to address the prevention of elder abuse, neglect and exploitation.
KDADS accepts Special Project Grant Applications for project proposals during the second quarter of each year. Application dates will be announced on an annual basis.
Any Kansas public or private not-for-profit or for-profit corporation registered with the Office of the Secretary of State or local units of government may apply for these funds. Applicants must propose activities targeted to seniors and/or their caregivers (with emphasis on those who live in rural areas) that provide for public education and outreach in one or both of the two priority areas designated by the Commissioner of Aging:
- To identify and prevent elder abuse, neglect, self-neglect and exploitation; and/or
- To promote financial literacy and prevent identity theft and financial exploitation of older individuals.
Applicants must also propose to collaborate with local organizations responsible for programs and services for seniors and their caregivers in communities, including senior centers, hi-rise apartments, congregate meal sites and other places where seniors and their caregivers gather.