Local Aging & Disability Action Planning Grant Program

May 8, 2023: The California Department of Aging (CDA) is pleased to award nearly $3 million to 15 organizations to plan and develop local age- and disability-friendly action plans. The local plans funded under the Local Aging & Disability Action Planning (LADAP) grant program aim to improve community livability and address the current, emerging, and future needs of California’s older adults, people with disabilities, and caregivers through cross-sector collaboration and transformational systems change. The LADAP grant program runs through March 31, 2025.

CDA Director, Susan DeMarois shares, “The goals of the LADAP grant program align with California’s visionary Master Plan for Aging and our state’s commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. CDA values the uniqueness of each California community and understands the importance of locally coordinated services as a key driver of the health and well-being of older adults, people with disabilities, and caregivers. CDA is excited to partner with the LADAP grantees to elevate the strengths and voices of community partners to build a California for all ages and abilities.”

Future LADAP Grant Opportunities:

CDA anticipates releasing another LADAP Request for Applications (RFA) in the coming months. Interested applicants are encouraged to stay connected to funding opportunities by visiting CDA’s Grant Opportunities webpage and joining CDA’s Partner and Stakeholder listserv.

Age-Friendly Communities Resources:

  • Visit the MPA Local Playbook for assistance in designing your community’s own plan.
  • Visit the MPA Data Dashboard for Aging for a map of California’s cities and counties that report formal engagement in planning, developing, or implementing a multi-sector age and disability plan, including communities that are enrolled in AARP’s Network for Age Friendly States and Communities.
CDA LADAP Grantee Communities Served
Local Gov’t City of Azusa Azusa, Los Angeles County
Local Gov’t City of La Puente La Puente, Los Angeles County
Local Gov’t Madera County: Department of Social Services Madera County
Local Gov’t San Luis Obispo County San Luis Obispo County
Local Gov’t Solano County: Health & Social Services Public Health Division Older & Disabled Adult Services Solano County
Local Gov’t Stanislaus County: Community Services Agency Stanislaus County
Local Gov’t Sacramento County: Department of Child, Family, and Adult Services Sacramento County
Local Gov’t Sonoma County: Human Services Department (Area Agency on Aging) Santa Rosa and Sonoma Valley, Sonoma County
Non-Profit Alliance on Aging, Inc. Salinas, Monterey County
Non-Profit Independent Living Resource Center, Inc. Santa Barbara County
Non-Profit Inland Caregiver Resource Center Riverside & San Bernardino Counties
Non-Profit Los Altos Mountain View Community Foundation/Center for Age-Friendly Excellence Brisbane, Daly City, E. Palo Alto, & Pacifica, San Mateo County
Non-Profit Marin Aging and Disability Institute San Anselmo, Marin County
Non-Profit Disability Action Center Butte, Glenn, & Shasta Counties
Non-Profit Seniors Council of Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties (Area Agency on Aging) Santa Cruz & San Benito Counties