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2018-19 Senior Community Center Grants

The Pennsylvania Department of Aging is announcing $2 million in new grant funding opportunities for Pennsylvania's Senior Community Centers in year 2018-2019. Grant funding opportunities are intended for enhancements that increase participation and programming, attract a new generation of older adults, and enable senior community centers to provide a safe and healthy environment for participants.

The grant application period opened October 15, 2018. Applications must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on November 30, 2018.

This funding opportunity is only open to Pennsylvania senior community centers that are affiliated with an Area Agency on Aging. You may request a waiver of these eligibility criteria by submitting a waiver request form. To access this form, please contact the Department of Aging by email at

NOTE: Grant application deadlines still apply to those requesting a waiver. Application submission instructions are found here: 2018-19 SCC Grant Application Submission Instructions

Find answers to frequently asked questions about the grant process here: FAQ

Click on the links below to download the required grant application documents:


Grant applications may only be submitted electronically by email.  Submit all application materials in one email to

If you are unable to submit your application through email, contact the Department using the contact information below to make alternative arrangements.

For questions, please email, or call the Senior Center Grant Program Administrator at 717-772-2551.