Elder Wellness Enrichment Initiative Grant


The Elder Wellness Enrichment Initiative Grant offers funding (up to $5,000 per recipient) to nonprofit rural health care organizations and community-based organizations to create or enhance services for older adults — to help them age in place in rural Kentucky.

Projects submitted for consideration may be entirely new or build upon existing services; however, they must be innovative and potentially serve as a best practice to be shared in Kentucky and with other states. Applications requesting funding to maintain existing services will not be considered.

Projects must be conducted in collaboration with at least one (1) of the following rural stakeholders located in an applicant's community or region: a critical access hospital, a small rural hospital, a rural health clinic, a federally qualified health center, a local health department or an EMS service.

Up to three (3) applicants will be funded with a maximum award of $5,000.


Funded projects must be completed between July 15, 2021 and June 30, 2022.


Funding preference will be given to projects that offer solutions to COVID-19 related challenges faced by older adults.


The application window is now closed.


2021 Elder Wellness Enrichment Initiative Grant Application


If you have any questions about the Elder Wellness Enrichment Initiative Grant, please contact Lisa Garza (lisa.garza@uky.edu).