DoAS Issues RFP for Senior Save Navigator Grant Program

Deadline for submission of questions is January 31, 2024.

Funding is available to assist the State of New Jersey Department of Human Services (DHS), Division of Aging Services (DoAS) expand enrollment in State-funded programs for older adults and individuals receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). The funding will be provided to Provider Agencies to provide outreach and application assistance for the NJSave programs as well as to provide program education and outreach to individuals and households potentially eligible for the NJSave programs.

This Request for Proposals (RFP) is issued by DoAS and seeks bidders to provide the services described in this RFP anticipated to begin in the spring of 2024 and ending on June 30, 2025.

The following services are requested under this RFP: program outreach, education and application support to NJSave-eligible individuals. Additionally, Provider Agencies and/or their partners will aid and encourage applicants to submit supporting documentation to DoAS as required for the completion of the NJSave application and provide other application assistance, as needed.

DoAS will provide up to fifteen (15) community-based outreach grants in the amount of Four Hundred and Sixty Six Thousand ($466,000) to qualified and successful bidders to educate, outreach and provide application assistance for NJSave-eligible individuals. Bidders must provide a budget using the provided template that includes all projected costs for start-up, education, outreach and NJSave application assistance. Please note that successful bidders must maintain expenditure documentation to be provided to DHS upon contract conclusion.

The following summarizes the anticipated RFP schedule:

  • January 17, 2024                      Notice of Funding Availability
  • January 31, 2024                      Deadline for submission of questions (3:00 pm)
  • February 28, 2024                     Deadline for receipt of proposals (3:00 pm)
  • TBD                                              Preliminary grant award announcement

Bidders are responsible for monitoring the DHS website for updates to the RFP schedule.