Bridge to Recovery for Adult Day Services: COVID-19 Mitigation and Resilience Grant Program

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To combat senior isolation and to improve the health, safety, and well-being of vulnerable seniors and individuals with disabilities through safe access to vital services. The CDA seeks to support facilities in increasing the number of participants attending in-center services. This program will provide one-time COVID-19 mitigation and resilience grant funding to continue to help create safe and healthy person-centered environments.


Prior to applying for funding, all potential applicants must submit a Letter of Intent (LOI).
Funding will then be allocated based on the total number of LOIs received. Each applicant will be eligible for the same maximum funding amount of XXX. Facilities may apply for funds for one or multiple eligible purposes and for one or multiple sites (if applicable).
The Bridge to Recovery grant is designed to help providers of in-center congregate services provide a safe, healthy, and person-centered environment for older adults and people with disabilities. Providers can spend funds on facilities and staffing improvements to support that goal.
Facilities must use funding to meet the goals of the grant program related to infection prevention and control, workforce shortages, and other programmatic improvements. Funding cannot be used to supplant existing funds received from other sources. Funding may be used for a new project or to supplement an existing program.
The allowable expenses to meet the goals of the grant are as follows:
• Building ventilation: adding or improving ventilation systems to meet recommended Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) standards.
• Air flow and filtration: repairing or installing air filters to meet recommended Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) standards.
• Modifying usable space: repurposing outdoor areas to expand safe, useable program space or modifying indoor spaces to promote health and safety while encouraging participant engagement.
• Sanitation and infection control: increasing sanitation and infection control measures.
• Staff recruitment and retention : costs associated with posting jobs and sign on bonuses, retention bonuses.
• Temporary workers: salary for temporary workers when there is a vacancy or absence in key required positions, such as nurses, social workers, therapists, or transportation drivers, in order to comply with regulations and staffing ratios.
• Wage differentials: providing raises for direct support staff to ensure equity among similar roles and skillsets. Final wages from salary increases should comport with or be comparable to local labor laws, standards, and prevailing wages.
• Vehicle modifications and/or preservation: modifying existing vehicles used in the transportation of participants and/or installing surveillance equipment.
• Telehealth: improving participant access to telehealth services.
• Staff training: providing training in infection prevention and control, health, and safety.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Business
  • Individual
  • Nonprofit

Must submit a Letter of Intent by 5 pm PT May 15, 2023. Must be a licensed ADHC, licensed ADP, or PACE site through DHCS at nursing facility level of care.

Important Dates

The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantmaker. Time listed as “00:00” equates to midnight.
The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
October 2023
The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
10/1/23 to 3/31/26

Funding Details

The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
A single grant opportunity may represent one or many awards. Some grantors may know in advance the exact number of awards to be given. Others may indicate a range. Some may wish to and wait until the application period closes before determining how many awards to offer; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
Grant opportunities representing multiple awards may offer awards in the same amount or in varied amounts. Some may wish to wait until the application period closes before determining per-award amounts; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
Yes ( see Description for details )
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) be able to fully or partially match the grant award amount with another funding source.
The funding source allocated to fund the grant. It may be either State or Federal (or a combination of both), and be tied to a specific piece of legislation, a proposition, or a bond number.
  • State

Funding Source Notes:

State General Fund

The manner in which the grant funding will be delivered to the awardee. Funding methods include reimbursements (where the recipient spends out-of-pocket and is reimbursed by the grantor) and advances (where the recipient spends received grant funds directly).
  • Reimbursement(s)

How to Apply

State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.


For questions about this grant, contact:
CDA Bridge to Recovery, 1-866-535-8669,