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News from Community Care Corps

May 2023

Community Care Corps Accepting 2023 Grant Applications

Community Care Corps has released the 2023 Request for Proposals for a new round of funding. In 2022, the Community Care Corps awarded grants to 23 local organizations from across the U.S. to establish, enhance and grow model programs in which volunteers provide family caregivers, older adults or adults with disabilities with nonmedical assistance in home and community-based settings to maintain independence, health and well-being. Community Care Corps seeks to fund more projects this year to foster innovative volunteer models in support of this mission. Interested in applying? Visit the Community Care Corps website for more details and a link to the application.

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Grantees in the News

  • West West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM), a Community Care Corps grantee serving rural communities in West Virginia, is featured on a PBS News Hour segment focused on its role in addressing the shortage of medical support in the communities it serves. WVSOM’s rural health initiative recruits students from rural areas or those who have a strong commitment to practice in these areas, to support community members who need comprehensive and quality care. Learn more about their efforts and dedication to preparing medical professionals to serve rural communities.
  • Adult Resource Alliance was featured on Montana This Morning, a local news program, about the nonmedical assistance and companionship its dedicated volunteers are providing to older adults. The assistance and social engagement this program offers helps older adults to age safely in their homes.

May Learning Collaborative

Bi-monthly learning collaboratives have been an effective educational opportunity for Community Care Corps grantees. This month’s learning collaborative was an in-depth conversation on the value, benefit and importance of engaging volunteers who are representative of diverse communities. Ocean Le, Programs and Communications Manager at the Diverse Elders Coalition, shared important resources and statistics.

Community Care Corps Session at 2023 Social Engagement Virtual Summit

engAGED: The National Resource Center for Engaging Older Adults and Commit to Connect recently hosted a joint two-day Virtual Summit that brought together national, state and local leaders for interactive sessions highlighting the latest research, innovative programs and tools and resources for the aging and disability networks. Sara Paige, Community Care Corps Project Manager at the Oasis Institute, and Beth Wiggins, Director of Caregiving and Aging Services at FamilyMeans presented, a C3 program spotlight that showcased the FamilyMeans caregiver respite and support program. Watch the summit recordings and view slides to learn about creative solutions that you can adapt to the needs of people in your community!  

National Alliance for Caregiving Resource: Supporting Diverse Family Caregivers

The National Alliance for Caregiving recently published Supporting Diverse Family Caregivers: A Guide for Patient Advocacy Groups, a resource consisting of research and interviews with caregivers from historically marginalized and underserved communities about support they would like to receive and how they are able to access patient advocacy groups. Patient advocacy groups were also interviewed to determine their current interaction with family caregivers from historically marginalized and underserved communities and what is needed to increase awareness of these groups among this population. This guide, complete with fact sheets, resources and a collection of oral histories, is meant to promote equity and inclusivity among patient advocacy groups and inform how they can reach and provide culturally responsive resources and support to diverse family caregivers. 

Executive Order on Increasing Access to High-Quality Care and Supporting Caregivers


On April 18 President Biden signed into effect an executive order containing more than 50 directives supporting child care, home based care, family caregivers and long-term care. The executive order addresses families and individuals who struggle to access affordable and high-quality care by expanding access to these services and providing support for care workers and family caregivers. The executive order also includes direct actions to improve job quality of professionals working in long-term care facilities, support for family caregivers of older adults and adults with disabilities, effectively designing and delivering federal care assistance and programs, and expanding availability of home and community-based services, including those that are funded through Medicaid and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. 

Webinar Series: Supporting the Social Engagement Needs of Underserved Populations

A webinar series from engAGED: The National Resource Center for Engaging Older Adults provides dynamic and emerging information on increasing social engagement and connectedness for older adults from historically marginalized and underserved communities, including Tribal nations, Asian American and Pacific Islanders, and LGBTQ+ older adults.

Celebrating Older Americans Month

May is Older Americans Month, a month devoted to honoring and celebrating the achievements of older adults. The 2023 theme—Aging Unbound—focuses on exploring diverse aging experiences and how communities can challenge concepts of what it means to age well. This month’s blog post highlights how Community Care Corps grantees provide tailored support to family caregivers and empower older adults and adults with disabilities to thrive in their communities. 

Check Out New Videos from Our Grantees

Community Care Corps grantees continue to produce videos showcasing the value and impact of the volunteer models they are implementing in their local communities. Visit the Community Care Corps Vimeo page to stay up to date. Be sure to watch our partner videos to learn more about each organization’s commitment to this very important work!

Caregiving in the News


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This project #90CCDG0001 is supported by the Administration for Community Living (ACL), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $11,421,971 with 80 percent funded by ACL/HHS and $2,921,348, or 20 percent funded by non-government source(s). The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by ACL/HHS, or the U.S. Government.