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JAMS Foundation & NAFCM Mini Grants Program

The JAMS/NAFCM 2017 Mini-Grant/Incentive Support Track IV will focus on the development and refinement of innovative and emerging community mediation center services which will address services for the elder population and care giver issues. These services should be able to be replicated by community mediators throughout the country as a path for sustainability and growth for the field of community mediation, as well as to inform the development of training, evidence-based strategies, policy and research at the national level as well.


This 2017 opportunity is for those Community Mediation Centers wishing to enhance or expand services that addresses one or more of the issues confronted by the elder/aging population, including care giving. This is a growing population experiencing a growing number of unresolved disputes. Many times, issues of care and finances are based on relational issues that have never been resolved and the values that may be in conflict between the children, parents, and care giver/guardian. The role changes involved when the children rather than the parents act as care giver are not always smooth, and the conversations regarding what is needed from issues such as healthcare and estate resolution are not always easy. The JAMS Foundation/NAFCM support encourages Community Mediation Centers to increase their skills in the broad array of issues that arise as an individual ages. This includes, but is not limited to, issues such as guardianship and medical/legal powers, helping elders, family and support networks of these elders with communication skills as they prepare to help their aging loved ones with transition issues, and how to empower and engage them concerning care issues.

This page will provide program and application specifics as they become available. Further, during application periods, NAFCM will post all questions and answers to this page. If you have a question please email



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