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Judicial Administration > Adult Guardianship > VASIA (Volunteer Advocates for Seniors or Incapacitated Adults) Grant VASIA (Volunteer Advocates for Seniors or Incapacitated Adults) Grant

Find below the 2016-2017 VASIA Matching Grant Application for New Programs.  The VASIA statute is located at Ind. Code. 29-3-8.5-1, et. seq.

A checklist and instructions have been included to assist in completing the application for new programs.  The grant application must be completed in its entirety or the county may not be eligible to receive the matching funds or funds could be delayed.  The application must be postmarked no later than Tuesday, January 31, 2017.  Applications postmarked after this deadline will not be accepted.

After the application deadline, the grant applications and proposed 2017 budgets will be reviewed.  As the grant application indicates, you must provide documentation of the local cash match, as well as documentation of any in-kind contributions.  At a minimum, your program must match at least 50% of the amount requested (of which half may be in the form of in-kind services).

To establish that your program has met the match requirement for this grant, please attach a letter confirming the amount, and source, of the local cash match for your VASIA program.  If you are using county funds towards the match, please provide a signed letter by your county auditor, confirming that the county has allocated the required matching grant funds for the VASIA Program.  Additionally, if you need to provide documentation of any in-kind services, please include a letter, on your program’s letterhead, with the ratio, value of, and type of in-kind contribution that your program, or the court, is providing to meet the match requirement.  Please note that the grant application will require a judge and your program representative to sign and certify that VASIA funds, and matching grant funds, provided to the court will be used solely for the operation of a volunteer adult guardianship program to serve seniors and incapacitated adults.

If there are any questions about the grant application or other required documents, or if the county does not currently have a VASIA program, but would like to start a program, please contact Erica Costello at (317) 234-5562 or at


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