Albemarle Commission

Contact Information

Albemarle Commission
P.O. Box 646
Hertford, NC 27944 - 0646
(252) 426-5753 224
FY 2017 RSVP Expansion Competition

Executive Summary

The Albemarle Commission is a multi-county, local government planning and development organization which reaches across county and municipal borders providing technical assistance to local governments and administering projects and programs, which benefit the region's citizens. Programs provided by the Albemarle Commission include economic and community development planning, Northeastern Workforce Development, Albemarle Rural Planning Organization, Area Agency on Aging and Senior Nutrition Program. The Albemarle Commission serves 10 counties in northeast North Carolina including the counties of Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hyde, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell and Washington.

As a member of the Albemarle Commission, the Area Agency on Aging (AAA) is one of 16 regional AAA's in North Carolina and one of over 600 such organizations nationwide. The AAA receives funding from member governments, federal funds, state funds, and private/ other funds to provide services and supports to older adults and their caregivers in our 10 county region. The AAA administers over 60 grants with an annual budget in excess of $2.5 million.

For the purpose of this grant, the Albemarle Commission AAA is requesting $77,000 for a 12-month grant year to support 200+ volunteers to serve our region. This CNCS investment will be supplemented by non-federal resources as outlined by the notice of funding opportunity announcement.

We have chosen "Healthy Futures" as our primary focus. We anticipate being able to recruit over 250 RSVP volunteers to provide essential services and supports needed to address health needs and disparities, such as obesity, aging in place and accessing appropriate care needed to live a healthy life. For example, volunteers will be utilized to deliver home delivered meals to 320 home-bound, elderly and disabled individuals. Of these, 90% of participants will report increased social ties or perceived social supports. Other services will include transportation, health education, increasing access to care, and programs targeting long-term hunger.

We are confident that through this program, we will improve the health disparities within our community and address the issue of limited services and supports available to low income residents, older and disabled adults and caregivers throughout our region.

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