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AARP: Voice-Connected Communities RFA

AARP Foundation is requesting applications from eligible organizations to develop and implement a project using voice-assisted technology with the goal of informing AARP Foundation strategy related to voice-assisted technology. Through this mini-grant we seek to extend AARP Foundation’s on-going project utilizing voice-assisted technology to facilitate and nurture community in senior housing settings. This is an innovation project, and recipients will be expected to participate in requisite data collection, to contribute to knowledge development, and to contribute to building a body of tools for effective voice-assisted technology programming, to be integrated into AARP Foundation’s development of a voice-assisted technology intervention to help prevent and reduce social isolation among low-income people 50 and over.

Recipients of this award will be expected to develop and execute an implementation plan for deploying Amazon Echo devices (purchased by the applicant) in the homes of at least 50 qualified participants, and training and supporting those participants in use of the device.

Application Deadline: Applications are due May 31, 2018 by 11:59pm Eastern time and must be completed online.