Age-Friendly Funding Alert: Community Transit Grant Program, Shared Winter Streets and Spaces

Jan 6, 2021

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 program.

Expanding Mobility with the Community Transit Grant Program
Webinar ~ Tuesday, January 26, 10-11:30am
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Join MassDOT and MassMobility to talk about creative ways that nonprofits and municipalities can expand mobility for older adults and people with disabilities through MassDOT’s annual Community Transit Grant Program funding stream. The application process opens in the spring, so winter is a great time to start thinking about your vision, goals, needs, and potential partners! Join us from 10-11:30am on Tuesday, January 26 to hear a big picture overview of the types of projects the grant can fund, with examples of recently funded projects that exemplify best practices. This webinar is not the same as MassDOT’s annual training on the logistics of applying for the grant, but will instead focus on brainstorming, inspiration, and creative ideas. Register today or contact Jenna Henning at if you have questions.

Shared Winter Streets and Spaces

MHAC has been promoting MassDOT’s Shared Winter Streets and Spaces program as an opportunity to encourage older adults and residents of all ages to be physically active and socially engaged.

The second of four funding round deadlines recently passed, but the final two rounds are coming up on January 29th and February 26th. We encourage stakeholders in our network to consider the program and view our Age-Friendly Winter Spaces Guide for tips and ideas for potential projects.