To report suspected adult abuse, neglect or exploitation,
call your local department of social services or the 24-hour,
toll-free Adult Protective Services hotline at: (888) 832-3858
Training and Professional Awareness Support (TAPAS) Grants are temporarily on hold pending further notice of funding availability.
VCPEA announces the continued availability of funding to support local, regional, and statewide training and professional awareness events that directly address the problems of elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation in Virginia.
Beginning July 1, 2014, the VCPEA has set aside funds for these purposes on an annual basis. The amount of funding will vary depending on the financial success of the VCPEA, which is shaped by membership dues and revenues from its annual conference in May of each year. Each year funding awards will be addressed on a first-come, first-served basis. Once allocated funds have been distributed, no other funds will be made available until the next year.
Eligible applicants include any Virginia-based non-profit organization, unit of local or state government, regional authority, or advocacy organization with mission statements, programs, or mandates that are consistent with the mission of the VCPEA: “to assure older Virginians a life free of abuse, neglect, and exploitation.”