Age-Friendly Funding Alert: HRiA, Baystate Health, Age-Friendly Universities

Sep 23, 2020

The Mass. Healthy Aging Collaborative is pleased to share a variety of funding opportunities that communities and partnering organizations can use to advance age- and dementia friendly initiatives.

Please see the latest opportunities below:

  • Health Resources in Action (HRiA)

Communities of color in Massachusetts are among the hardest hit by COVID-19 in terms of infection, illness, and death. The goal of COVID-19 Community Grants is to reduce COVID-19 infections, morbidity, and mortality among Black, Latinx, and other people of color in the hardest-hit cities in the Commonwealth. COVID-19 Community Grants are intended to engage community- and faith-based organizations in the development and delivery of effective messages and to further support hard-hit communities with education, training, and funding to effectively meet their communities’ specific needs.

Grant activities will build upon existing local and state efforts, including the Commonwealth’s new public messaging campaign,, and be coordinated with the COVID-19 Enforcement and Intervention Team.

  • Baystate Health

The Better Together Grant Programs are investments made in communities served by Baystate Health and our affiliated hospitals, including outcome-based grants, mini grants, and community education and training grants. Better Together Grant funding is available only via a Request for Proposal (RFP) process.

  • Age-Friendly Universities/Gerontological Society of America (GSA)

GSA is offering four seed grants of $2500 each to support efforts to incorporate age-inclusive principles on campus. These grants build on GSA-AGHE work with the Age Friendly University Global Network, but recognize that not all institutions may be ready to commit to being an AFU partner or need additional support to be able to join. Further details and the full application can be found here. Applications are due October 1, 2020.