Sen. Brown Announces More Than $97,000 to Fund Service Projects for Ohio Seniors

Facilities in Athens, Lucas, Summit, and Warren Counties to Receive Funds

WASHINGTON D.C. - U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that Ohio will receive $97,452 to fund service projects for Ohio seniors. The grants were awarded by the Corporation for National and Community Service under its Senior Corps Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP).

"This program will build stronger communities by utilizing the skills and experiences of Ohio's senior citizens," Brown said. "These funds will allow Ohio retirees to teach our state's children, assist the elderly, act as environmental stewards, and support individual communities."

Grant awards will be used to mobilize senior volunteers to help mentor children, support independent living for seniors, promote energy efficiency, assist victims of natural disasters and conduct safety patrols. Additionally, the grants will provide training for seniors on their direct service roles and methods to recruit more volunteers to help build the capacity of local organizations.

Senior Corps mobilizes nearly 500,000 Americans age 55 and over to meet a wide range of community challenges through three programs - RSVP, the Foster Grandparent Program, and the Senior Companion Program. The chart below details Ohio grant recipients and amounts.  

Organization

County

Funding

Area Office on Aging of Northwestern Ohio Inc.

Lucas

$21,000

Corporation for Ohio Appalachian Development (COAD)

Athens

$35,952

Mature Services, Inc.

Summit

$30,000

Warren County Community Services

Warren

$10,500

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