Federal grants covering food, housing repair, employment and assisted living conversion are available to profit and non-profit organizations to meet the needs of senior citizens, according to Federal Grants Wire. Other grants cover capital assistance and Medicare and Medicaid services. Very few grants are awarded to individuals, according to LoveToKnow.
Individual states and foundations also offer grants to specialized organizations that meet the needs of seniors in the areas of nutrition, education and housing, according to LoveToKnow. Organizations that work with seniors to support education, good health, volunteerism and senior safety are also eligible.
According to Federal Grants Wire, a variety of federal agencies offer grants for services that fall into their particular jurisdiction. For example, the Department of Transportation offers grants to meet transportation needs for seniors, the Department of Health and Human Services covers Medicare and Medicaid services and the Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Services branch deals with food and nutrition.
States often receive grant money from the federal government to fund grants for organizations and individuals, according to LoveToKnow. State government websites, or the Department of Social Services for each state, should list available options.
GrantWatch lists available federal, state and foundation grants, along with grant-writing workshops.