Age-Friendly Funding Alert: COVID-19 Community Grants

On December 6th, Health Resources in Action (HRiA) announced the Massachusetts COVID-19 Community Grants Program aimed at reducing COVID-19 infections, morbidity, and mortality among Asian, Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and other people of color in our hardest hit cities and towns, as well as to support education and awareness of vaccination efforts in Massachusetts.

Age-Friendly Funding Alert: MassTrails, Land and Water Conservation Grant Program

MHAC previously announced that the MassTrails grant program is open. The program provides matching grants to communities, public entities, and non-profit organizations to plan, design, create, and maintain the diverse network of trails, trail systems, and trails experiences. As part of an announcement of information about MassTrails, MHAC learned of another funding opportunity called the … Continue reading Age-Friendly Funding Alert: MassTrails, Land and Water Conservation Grant Program

Mass. Receives Four 2021 AARP Community Challenge Grants

For the fifth annual AARP Community Challenge, AARP received more than 3,500 applications from nonprofits and government entities, resulting in a highly competitive selection process. Nearly $3.2 million is being distributed to fund 244 quick-action projects across the country, helping urban, rural and suburban communities make immediate improvements and jumpstart long-term progress to support residents of … Continue reading Mass. Receives Four 2021 AARP Community Challenge Grants

US HHS Encourages States to Educate Eligible Immigrants about Medicaid Coverage

The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued an informational bulletin to states’ Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) agencies reaffirming that the 2019 Public Charge Final Rule – “Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds” – is no longer in effect and states should encourage their … Continue reading US HHS Encourages States to Educate Eligible Immigrants about Medicaid Coverage

More Age-Friendly Infrastructure Projects Supported in Latest Announcement of MassDOT Shared Streets & Spaces Grant Program

The Mass. Department of Transportation (MassDOT) announced the award of $6.5 million total to cities and towns which applied for funding from the Shared Streets and Spaces Grant Program. Among those are several projects that are inclusive of older adults, thanks to bonus points that encourage applicants to consider improving the built environment around councils … Continue reading More Age-Friendly Infrastructure Projects Supported in Latest Announcement of MassDOT Shared Streets & Spaces Grant Program