MassDOT has announced a new round of the Shared Streets and Spaces Grant Program, which is now open for applications. All municipalities and transit authorities in the Commonwealth are eligible to apply. The Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative is pleased that MassDOT has maintained bonus points for proposals that include and consider older adults.
Thanks to our partners at MassMobility for highlighting the following funding opportunities focused on transportation. For more recent funding alerts, see our previous posts here.
The application period for the 2021 AARP Community Challenge is now open and will provide small grants to fund quick-action projects that can help communities become more livable for people of all ages.
Periodically, the Mass. Healthy Aging Collaborative shares funding opportunities that advance inclusive, age- and dementia friendly community efforts along with policies, practices and initiatives that support healthy aging. Please see information on a webinar below relative to the Community Transit Grant Program and a reminder about upcoming deadlines for MassDOT’s Shared Winter Streets and Spaces … Continue reading Age-Friendly Funding Alert: Community Transit Grant Program, Shared Winter Streets and Spaces
The Leadership in Community Resilience (LCR) grant program from the National League of Cities (NLC) supports and enhances local capacity among elected leaders and staff, communities, and community-based organizations as they pursue coordinated climate resilience efforts. Since 2017, 33 cities have participated in the LCR program.
The 2020 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Racial Equity and Justice Grant continues the work and energy of their company-wide Service Week in September to build a more sustainable, inclusive, and resilient future by supporting not-for-profit organizations serving Massachusetts communities who are addressing racial injustice.
The Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative promotes funding opportunities as they become available that support communities and stakeholders in creating more inclusive age- and dementia friendly communities. Below are the latest round of these opportunities:
During the pandemic, addressing social isolation and loneliness has gained greater and renewed awareness along with a focus on the “digital divide” among older adults. There are several layers to connecting people of any age with internet access, including affordable and reliable service, the equipment necessary for internet connection, access to devices and the knowledge … Continue reading Age-Friendly Funding Alert: Closing the Digital Divide with State IT Grant
Armed with a $288,000 grant from the AARP Foundation, the UMass-Boston Gerontology Institute will build on the institute’s age-friendly work, particularly the Age Friendly Boston Initiative, and its expertise in economic security issues in later life.
In response to the current COVID-19 pandemic crisis, The Massachusetts Service Alliance (MSA) announces the release of a Request for Proposals for COVID-19 relief efforts. MSA seeks to award grants of up to $4,000 to support volunteer community service projects and volunteer capacity building initiatives needed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.