Sourcewise is the designated Area Agency on Aging for Santa Clara County and a nonprofit organization.
In 1965, the Older Americans Act (OAA) was passed by Congress in response to concern about a lack of community social services for older persons. The OAA established the Administration on Aging as the federal point of contact for all issues concerning older persons. Reauthorized in 2016, the OAA acts as the primary vehicle for the delivery of social and nutrition services to older adults and their caregivers, which are provided by a national network of state agencies on aging, area agencies on aging, and community service providers, among other organizations.
The Older Americans Act stipulates that a multi-year, comprehensive area plan be developed for each planning and service area. This plan is submitted to the California Department of Aging. The White House Conference on Aging, Census data, need assessment surveys, service delivery waiting lists, and current service levels are all used to project the need for service. The Area Plan also requires that staff coordinate with other service organizations, engage in program development when needed, provide training and technical assistance to service providers, and serve as the quality assurance component for contracted services. The Sourcewise Advisory Council participates in the Area Plan on Aging process. A public hearing is conducted to solicit comments from the community on the Area Plan and the methods used for developing the Area Plan.
Request for Proposal
For the 2020–2021 fiscal year, Sourcewise invites the submission of proposals for the provision of services covered by the Older Americans Act in Santa Clara County between July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021.
Program specific requirements and funding will be released for the 2020-2021 fiscal year on:
Monday, March 16, 2020 at 8 a.m.
- Title III B Supportive Services
- Title VII Long Term Care Ombudsman & Elder Abuse Prevention
- Long-Term Care Ombudsman (special reporting)
Monday, March 23, 2020 at 8 a.m.
- Title III D Disease Prevention & Health Promotion
Request for Proposal instructions and program requirements can be accessed below.