AARP Foundation, with support from The Hartford, is proud to present Work for Yourself@50+, a new initiative designed to educate low-income adults age 50+ about self-employment, including the factors that one needs to consider and first steps that one should take when deciding to work for themselves. This initiative includes the "Five Simple Steps to Get you Started" toolkit, Workshop, and interactive website.
AARP Foundation is currently requesting applications from eligible organizations to host the workshop component of the Work for Yourself@50+ program. Grantees will be expected to administer the 90-minute workshop on a regular basis throughout the grant period, as well as to connect workshop participants with other local resources that can provide assistance and support for those looking to become self-employed. In addition to funding, AARP Foundation will provide technical and programmatic support that allows grantees to develop their offerings for the low income 50+ community and successfully implement the workshop.
As part of their outreach efforts, AARP Foundation is extending a special invitation to member organizations and contacts of the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship to apply to be part of the Work for Yourself@50+ initiative. To apply for a grant, please view the Request for Applications and submit your application online here.
Please note that the deadline for applications is August 26th, 2016 by 11:59 p.m.