Request for Proposals

Bristol Elder Services, Inc. (Bristol) is accepting proposals.  Funding will be awarded to support effective initiatives and programs that closely align with one or more of the following priorities:  housing services, transportation, minor home repairs and modifications; behavioral health/health initiatives, including a hoarding project; and technology training.  A total of $175,000 is available.  Bristol intends to fund:

  • One (1) grant for housing (minimum $50,000). Bristol is seeking to fund a housing position that would work with local realtors, private housing entities and others to develop a comprehensive listing of available units throughout the Greater Attleboro, Taunton, and Fall River areas.
  • Several smaller grants ($2,000 – $20,000)

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, American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and are subject to those regulations and guidelines.

Successful applicants will be awarded up to a one-year contract.  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 proposal will be conducted virtually on November 9, 2021 at 9:30 a.m.  To register, contact Sandra Frechette, CPO, at (774) 627-1377, TTY Mass Relay 711, or by e-mail at  If you require special assistance, notify Ms. Frechette by November 5, 2021.

Proposals must be received by 5:00 p.m. on December 2, 2021.