Indiana Supreme Court
Division of State Court Administration
30 S. Meridian Street, Ste. 500
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Lilia G. Judson, Esq.
Interim Chief Administrative Officer

David J. Remondini, Esq.
Chief Deputy Executive Director

Pho: 317-232-2542
Fax: 317-233-6586

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State Court Administration > Programs & Projects > Adult Guardianship > VASIA (Volunteer Advocates for Seniors or Incapacitated Adults) Grant VASIA (Volunteer Advocates for Seniors or Incapacitated Adults) Grant

Find below the 2015-2016 VASIA Matching Grant Application.  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.  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 Friday, June 5, 2015.  Applications postmarked after this deadline will not be accepted.

After the application deadline, the grant applications and proposed 2015-2016 budgets will be reviewed.  Fifty (50%) of the amount of the matching grant will be distributed to the courts in late July/early August, to the counties whose applications are approved by the Supreme Court.  Upon receipt of the second quarterly report (due January 15, 2016), the second half of the matching grant will be distributed to the courts in late January/early February of 2016 if everything is in order.  Finally, in the spring of 2016, if there are any leftover grant funds available, they will be made available to the guardianship programs to apply for on an "as needed" basis.

As the grant application indicates, pending changes made by the state legislature, you must provide documentation of the local county cash match, as well as documentation of any in-kind contributions.  At a minimum, your program must match the grant at a 50/50 ratio, meaning that at least 50% of the match must be county cash and up to 50% may be in-kind services.  In extreme circumstances, a 25/75 county cash/in-kind match will be accepted. The match requirement and/or ratio provided above may change following the current state legislative session.  For additional information or updates on the match requirement for this grant, please contact the Adult Guardianship Office after April 30, 2015.

To establish that your program has met the match requirement for this grant, please attach a letter, signed by your county auditor, confirming that the county has allocated the required matching grant funds for the VASIA Program.  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 director/coordinator 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 erica.costello@courts.in.gov.

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