Bristol has two Requests for Proposals open. One is for federally-funded two-year programs and services, and the second is for providers of specific non-homemaker homecare services. Please scroll to learn more about each.


Federally-Funded Two-Year Programs/Services Effective October 1, 2021

Bristol Elder Services, Inc. (Bristol) is accepting Letters of Intent (LOI) for two-year proposals for federally funded grants starting October 1, 2021.  Funding will be awarded to support effective initiatives and programs that closely align with one or more of the following priorities:  civic engagement/ employment, community support/health services, housing, information dissemination, legal assistance, outdoor spaces/buildings, and transportation.  A total of $220,000 is available each year.  Bristol intends to fund:

  • 1 grant for legal services (minimum $50,000)
  • 1-2 capacity-building grants (maximum $50,000)
  • Several smaller grants ($2,000 – $20,000)
    A 15% non-federal match is required.  The funds are provided through the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) 93.044 Special Programs for the Aging, Title III, Part B, Grants for Supportive Services and Senior Centers, and are subject to those regulations and guidelines.

 Successful applicants will be awarded a one-year contract with the option for a second-year contingent upon funds being made available to Bristol, demonstrated program outcomes, and program performance.  Funding should provide services to a significant number of older adults, age 60 and over, with economic and social need (including LGBTQ persons), severe disabilities, limited English proficiency, those who are low-income minority, and caregivers of those 60 and over.

The programs must serve elders residing in at least one of the following communities:  Attleboro, Berkley, Dighton, Fall River, Freetown, Mansfield, North Attleboro, Norton, Raynham, Rehoboth, Seekonk, Somerset, Swansea, Taunton, and Westport.  Collaboration is encouraged.

A mandatory technical assistance training for those planning to submit a LOI will be conducted virtually on April 21, 2021, at 10:00 a.m.  To register and obtain the complete list of priority areas, please contact Trish Robertson, Planner, at (774) 627-1380, TTY (508) 646-9704, or by e-mail at  If you require special assistance, notify Ms. Robertson by April 14, 2021.

The LOI must be received by 5:00 p.m. on May 14, 2021.


Non-Homemaker Provider Services for Contracts Effective October 1, 2021

The Executive Office of Elder Affairs (Elder Affairs) contracts with Bristol Elder Services, Inc. (Bristol) to administer homecare programs for persons 60 years of age and over residing in the greater Fall River, greater Taunton, and greater Attleboro areas.  Bristol is seeking proposals for the provision of non-homemaker services.  Successful proposals will result in contracts effective October 1, 2021.

This Request for Proposals does not commit Bristol to award a contract or to pay for costs associated with the preparation of a proposal.  Bristol negotiates its own rates and reserves the right to accept or reject any proposal, wholly or in part, if it is in the agency’s best interest to do so.  All providers must meet Elder Affairs standards and performance criteria.  Bristol requires contracted providers to receive payment through Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT).

Providers interested in submitting a proposal to Bristol, download the application required for all proposals and forms for all specific service attachments required below.  To apply, submit all required responses and attachments electronically in a  zipped folder to  Unsolicited attachments will not be considered.

The deadline for submitting applications is 5:00 p.m., April 30, 2021.  Those received after 5:00 p.m. on April 30, 2021 will not be considered.

Bristol is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  Women, minority-owned, and small businesses are encouraged to apply.

For questions, contact Louise Dahlborg, Bristol Contracts Administrator, at (774) 627-1419 or by e-mail at

For Homemaker, Personal Care, and Supportive Home Care Aide services: these services are included in the Notice of Intent (NOI) process initiated by Elder Affairs.  Go to for application submission instructions.  If approved by Elder Affairs, your application will be eligible to be reviewed by Bristol for a contract award.

Application documents:

  1. Application Instructions
  2. Application Checklist
  3. Service Proposal Chart
  4. Towns of Coverage Chart
  5. Administrative Overview
  6. Rate Sheet
  7. Computer-Hardware-Software-Minimum-Requirements-Certification
  8. NOI Instructions for Providers and Potential Providers
  9. Zip and unzip files instructions

Service Specific Attachments:

Adult Day Health

Behavioral Health Services

Bill Payer Services



Emergency Shelter

Environmental Accessibility Adaptations

Financial Consultation Services

Financial Consultation Services Attachment

Grocery Shopping and Delivery

HabilitationTherapy-Alzheimer’s Coaching

Home Based Wandering Response System

Home Delivery of Pre-Packed Medication

Home Health Services

Homemaker-Personal Care-Supportive Home Care Aide

Laundry and Delivery Service

Legal Services

Medical-Competency Evaluation

Medication Dispensing System

Nutrition Assessment

Personal Emergency Response System

Short Term Care Services

Supportive Day Care

Translation-Interpreting Services

Transportation (including ADH-SDC Transportation)

Vision Rehabilitation Therapy