Partnering with
California Communities

The 2022-2023 state budget allocated $4.5M to CDA to provide competitive grants to up to 36 communities* across California to support the development of their own local age- and disability-friendly action plans.

*community = a city, a group of cities, a county, a group of counties, or Tribal land(s)

Resource: CDA hosted a virtual Listening Session on December 14, 2022 to inform the development of this Grant Program. Recording | Slides | Transcript | Chat Log Summary

Request for Applications

Local Aging & Disability Action Planning Grant Program

Released: Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Application Due Date: Friday, March 24, 2023 - 5:00 P.M (PT)


The California Department of Aging (CDA) is pleased to release a Request for Applications (RFA) for its Local Aging & Disability Action Planning (LADAP) Grant Program. CDA anticipates awarding grants to up to 36 communities throughout the state to support local communities in planning and creating their own age- and disability-friendly action plans. The local plans developed under this grant program aim to improve a community’s livability and address the current, emerging, and future needs of California’s older adults, people with disabilities, and professional and family caregivers through cross-sector collaboration and transformational systems change. The grant program goals align with California’s Master Plan for Aging (MPA) and our state’s commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. The grant program runs through March 31, 2025.

RFA Documents:

RFA Questions and Responses

CDA accepted RFA-related questions from applicants through February 27, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. (PT). The responses to the questions received by this deadline are available here: LADAP RFA Q&A

Who is Eligible?

California-based agencies and organizations that represent a community* that does not have a local age-friendly plan:

  • Local government agencies
  • Non-government organizations
  • Tribal organizations
  • Community-based non-profits and established coalitions that are classified as 501(c)(3) tax exempt under the Internal Revenue Services (IRS) Code.
*Under the RFA, community is defined as a city, a group of cities, a county, a group of counties, or Tribal land(s). Applicants may submit proposals as a single organization or on behalf of a consortium of organizations.

Award Amount

Applicants may request between $75,000 (minimum) and $200,000 (maximum) for the full project period of the grant program.

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