Entrepreneurship for Older Adults Grant Opportunity

AARP Foundation’s Work for Yourself@50+ program helps low-income older adults navigate self-employment opportunities. For many, entrepreneurship after age 50 is a necessity — a way to generate income when traditional job opportunities are scarce and the value of retirement savings has declined. Older adults with limited income can benefit from the new “gig economy,” but it’s not easy to find trustworthy information.

During this 18-month grant, COABE will work with up to 10 local and/or state partners to implement the Work For Yourself at 50+ initiative with the goal of helping over 100 learners start sustainable businesses within the 18 participating states: AL, AR, AZ, CA, DC, FL, GA, IL, KY, LA, MI, MS, NC, NM, NY, TX, OH, PA, SC, TN, WV, and Puerto Rico.

Participating programs will receive $10,000 and will have access to workshops, state of the art curriculum, and an online learning community. Adult learners will have access to support and guidance from mentors and coaches. 

If you are interested in participating as a pilot program, click the button below to apply. The application process will close on February 15, 2023.

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