Organizations interested in applying for one-time-only American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and Older Americans Act (OAA) funding to provide services to 60-plus older adults and caregivers under the Detroit Area Agency on Aging’s FY 2023 – FY 2025 Multi-Year Plan during FY 2024 (October 1, 2023 – September 30, 2024) may do so by submitting an application. Interested applicants must submit a request to access the DAAA SharedFile (secure grant portal) to submit the application packet by emailing starting May 1, 2023 through May 19, 2023, 5:00pm EST. The links to the FY 2024 RFP Application Guide, Application Form, and Budgets are hyper-linked. Other reference materials needed for your proposal are also included for your convenience.  

Please carefully read the RFP Application guidelines and any other application instructions before filling out the application. Please submit only one application, Budget and Unit Cost/Fee-for-Service forms for the service category you are applying for and affix signatures on required forms prior to uploading grant applications and budgets to DAAA’s Shared File (secure grant portal) by 11:59 PM EST on Friday, May 26, 2023. 

It is important to note that this RFP is available to applicants wishing to provide aging services funded with one-time-only ARPA  and OAA funding.  Direct Purchase of Services businesses supporting MI Choice Waiver Home and Community-Based Services and MI Health Link utilize a different Request for Bid process.    

Applicants should also note that DAAA is transitioning all providers from line-item reimbursement grants to performance-based, fee-for-service contracting.  All applicants applying for funding must sign the General Cover Sheet with Terms and Conditions form acknowledging that they understand this new arrangement. For FY 2024, 75% of the awarded funding will be performance-based and 25% will be a line-item grant for current providers and 100% performance-based contracts are required for new providers who have not been funded in the last two fiscal years.  A 10% non-federal Local match is required. ARPA funding can only be used for Older Americans Act participants.  Clients served under non-Older Americans Act programs must be supported through other resources. The DAAA and the Bureau of Aging, Community Living and Supports (ACLS Bureau) reserves the right to audit providers to determine compliance with the ARPA or OAA funding requirements. 

Applicants may attend one of two Technical Assistance Workshops to obtain information about submitting the RFP.  These workshops are slated for Monday, May 8, 2023, at 10:00 am to 12 noon via Zoom only or Wednesday, May 10, 2023, from 10:00 am to 12 noon at Sacred Heart Major Seminary, 2701 Chicago Blvd, Detroit, MI 48206, and also via Zoom. The Zoom link for both workshops is:  

Applications must be submitted through the DAAA Shared File (secure grant portal) and cannot be mailed, emailed, dropped off or faxed. Late or incomplete proposals will not be accepted. 


DAAA Share File Access

Please review this RFP overview and grant application instructions before requesting access to our agency’s secure, shared file for application submission.







AASA Program Operating Standards 

DAAA Regional Definitions 

Budget Instructions 

Accessing the shared file/secure portal instructions

Proposal Review Scoring Sheet 

Evidence-Based Program Handbook 

Demographic Charts – 2016 – 2020 American Community Survey 

Frequently Asked Questions – FAQs

Links to Technical Assistance

Organizations requesting a Traditional Community Wellness Service Center designation must apply for Community Service Navigator, Disease Prevention Health Promotion, and Transportation Services.  Applicants may also apply to provide a new Community Wellness Center model in the targeted areas under the Social Determinants of Health.



Service Provider Partner Criteria:

When evaluating potential new Service Providers/Partners, the following criteria will be used: 

  • Ability to Provide Quality Services:  Potential providers should demonstrate measurable and relevant local service delivery performance.  
  • Positive References: Potential providers should have strong references from their relationships with consumers, and consumer referral sources.
  • Program Participant Preference: Participant choice and the delivery of person-centered services is a priority.
  • Cost: Selection is competitive and cost-effectiveness is a priority. 
  • Continuity of Care: Ability to offer comprehensive and holistic services to minimize the number of agencies and caregivers involved with each participant’s care is important. 
  • Geographic and Service Need Considerations: Potential partners must demonstrate an ability to provide quality service(s) in DAAA’s service area.
  • Operating Standards for Michigan Area Agencies on Aging

I am Interested in Becoming a Network Partner

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Network Partner of Detroit Area Agency on Aging. Your contact information will be used to inform you of potential opportunities to apply. *This form is not considered an application

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