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2021-22 Senior Community Center Grants

On behalf of Governor Tom Wolf, the Department of Aging is pleased to announce it has awarded $2 million to be distributed equally among 400 eligible Area Agency on Aging (AAA)-affiliated senior community centers (SCCs) and 99 Satellite Centers associated with full-time SCCs for the fiscal year 2021-2022.

Due to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on SCCs and Satellite Centers across the commonwealth and the resulting needs, PDA has again deviated from a traditional competitive grant process and disbursed the funding to the 52 Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) to allocate among all of its eligible centers. 
 
New for this year is Satellite Centers will also receive funding. Each AAA will receive $4,752 for each eligible full-time SCC and $1,000 for each Satellite Center. The funding was appropriated by the General Assembly from the Pennsylvania Lottery.

Each SCC and Satellite Center will have the flexibility to spend the funding through June 30, 2023 on a variety of projects to best meet the needs of the center and their participants during the pandemic. Project types include COVID-19 mitigation, capital improvements and renovations, programs and services, technology, nutrition services, marketing and outreach, and rent and utilities.

Following are the key documents on the 2021-22 SCC Grant Program:

For questions regarding the Senior Community Center Grant Program, please email SCCgrants@pa.gov or call the Senior Community Center Grant Program Administrator at 717-772-2551.