The Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging® (MNRAAA) works with a variety of providers and other professionals in the delivery of services for older adults and their caregivers in southwest Minnesota.

Funding, Grants & Contracts

Title III

The Older Americans Act (OAA) was signed into law on July 14, 1965. The original Act created the Administration on Aging and authorized grants to states for community planning, services, research, and demonstration and training projects in the field of aging. Later amendments provided grants to area agencies on aging for local needs identification, planning and funding of services. The Act was reauthorized and amended in 2000, at which time the National Family Caregiver Support Program was established to support family, friends and neighbors caring for older person as well as for grandparents and other older relatives caring for children.

MNRAAA is a non-profit organization governed by a Board of Directors. MNRAAA has been designated by the Minnesota Board on Aging (MBA) as the Area Agency on Aging (AAA) for the Southwest Planning and Service Area in Minnesota.

As a state-designated AAA, MNRAAA administers OAA funds and is responsible for the development of a coordinated and comprehensive system of services for older adults and their caregivers in Big Stone, Blue Earth, Brown, Chippewa, Cottonwood, Faribault, Jackson, Kandiyohi, Lac qui Parle, Le Sueur, Lincoln, Lyon, Martin, McLeod, Meeker, Murray, Nicollet, Nobles, Pipestone, Redwood, Renville, Rock, Sibley, Swift, Waseca, Watonwan and Yellow Medicine Counties. To accomplish this, MNRAAA awards Title III OAA funding to agencies and organizations that provide direct services for older people (age 60+) and their caregivers.

Notice of the 2018 Title III Funding Cycle

MNRAAA is seeking providers to develop and/or expand services for older adults (age 60+) and their caregivers in southwest Minnesota for the period of January 1, 2018 – December 31, 2018.

Grant applications and contract proposals are due by 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 1, 2017.  Interested applicants/proposers should click on the links below for the Title III requirements, instructions, forms and resource materials for the 2018 funding cycle.

Application forms and instructions will be released by end of business day Monday, June 19, 2017.  Questions should be directed to Rhonda at 507.387.1256 x. 105 or

Resource Materials

2018 Title III Funding Schedule

Title III Service Provider Handbook

Cost-sharing Took Kit for Title III Service Providers


Title III-B Supportive Services

MNRAAA is seeking providers of the following Title III-B services:

  • Assisted Transportation
  • Chore
  • Homemaker
  • Telephone Reassurance
  • Visiting

MNRAAA is also inviting its existing Title III-B, III-C, III-D and III-E providers to submit 2018 Grant Renewal Applications/Contract Renewal Proposals for the following services:

Title III-B Supportive Services

  • Assisted Transportation
  • Chore
  • Homemaker
  • Legal Assistance/Legal Education
  • Special Access
  • Transportation

Title III-C Nutrition Services

  • Congregate and Home Delivered Meals

Title III-D Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Services

  • Evidence-Based Health Promotion Programs

Examples include:

  • Chronic Disease Self-Management Program
  • Diabetes Self-Management Program
  • Matter of Balance

Title III-E National Family Caregiver Support Program Services

  • Caregiver Counseling: Individual or Family Counseling and Coaching/Consulting
  • Caregiver Counseling: Support Groups and Training & Education
  • Respite Care