AARP’s BankSafe Grants: Preventing Exploitation Through Bank Staff Training

The Request for Proposals (RFP) from AARP seeks to identify multi-disciplinary coalitions positioned to assist AARP with its BankSafe initiative. BankSafe aims to protect consumers from financial exploitation and keep retirement savings safe. AARP is seeking to partner with the financial industry to create a free online training program that will help employees in local financial institutions to detect and prevent exploitation. The purpose of this grant is to fund multi-disciplinary, multi-stakeholder collaborative groups (composed of aging advocates that are working in conjunction with financial institutions) to help develop the content of the training, which should include state-specific content.

Selected coalitions will receive a grant of $10,000 to help develop and disseminate training to banks and credit unions.

To learn more about the BankSafe initiative, click here.

Applications are due online to no later than May 15, 2017 at 5 p.m. ET.

Date Posted: 
Friday, March 31, 2017
Date Closing: 
Monday, May 15, 2017
Sponsor/Funding Agency: 
Award Amount: 
AARP, Financial Exploitation, Elder Abuse
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Any questions regarding the application or instructions should be addressed to Jilenne Gunther at or 202-434-3869.