The Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative encourages communities working to become more age- and dementia friendly to consider the following funding opportunities:
- Community Compact IT Grant Program: Open Sept 15th-Oct. 15
Recently, MHAC shared the availability of the Community Compact Best Practices Program, which is where cities and towns can apply for funding through an agreement with the Baker Administration to pursue municipal best practices. Age-and dementia friendly efforts are listed among the best practices communities may pursue.
The Community Compact IT Grant Program is a separate initiative where cities and towns can apply for grants of up to $200,000 support the implementation of innovative IT projects by funding related one-time capital needs such as technology infrastructure or software.
Incidental or one-time costs related to the capital purchase such as planning, design, installation, implementation and initial training are eligible.
The application period for the FY22 IT Grant program runs from September 15 – October 15 at noon and MHAC encourages communities to consider technology needs of older adults for this funding opportunity.
More information is available here.
- Community Change Grants from America Walks – coming in Sept.
America Walks and generous Active People, Health Nations partners are excited to announce another round of their popular Community Change Grant program. This program will award grantees $1,500.00 in community stipends for projects related to creating healthy, active, inclusive, accessible and engaged places to live, work, and play.
This year, their applications will open in September, 2021. The number of grants awarded varies each year dependent upon funds available. More information on the application process will be announced soon.