Age-Friendly Funding Alert: HUD, AARP Community Challenge, Mass. Broadband Institute

The Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative encourages our network of communities and stakeholders to consider and promote the following funding opportunities (please scroll down to view multiple funding programs).

HUD Older Adults Home Modification Program Grant – Deadline: May 4th

HUD’s Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes is making $30 million available for grants under its Older Adults Home Modification (“Home Mod”) Program.

Home Mod funding will help grantees provide adaptive home adjustments through maintenance and repair projects on the primary residence of eligible, low-income senior homeowners who are at least 62 years old.  At least half of the funds will be awarded to grantees that serve communities with substantial rural populations.

These three year-grants are expected to demonstrate that providing client focused, low-cost interventions in homes of older adults is both feasible and beneficial.

Eligible applicants include:

  • Experienced nonprofit organizations, states and local governments, public housing authorities that have at least 3 years of experience in providing services to elderly persons.
  • Nonprofit organizations are Internal Revenue Service recognized 501(c)(3) organizations

Please send your questions about this Notice of Funding opportunity to  Yolanda.A.Brown@hud.gov.

Please visit www.hud.gov/lead about upcoming webinars on the grant.

  • Reminder: AARP Community Challenge – Deadline: April 14th

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.

Applications are accepted for projects to improve public spaces, housing, transportation, civic engagement, coronavirus recovery, diversity and inclusion, and more. The online application is available here.

The Mass Broadband Institute and Mass Technology Collaborative is soliciting applications for grant funding from municipal officials and “qualified organizations” in eligible Gateway Cities to support the deployment of wireless access points and related technologies to establish and maintain internet access through December 31, 2021, through one or more indoor and/or outdoor Hotspots or comparable internet access solutions.

More information on the opportunity and the eligible qualified organizations that can establish partnerships to support the program’s goals and objectives are available in the Notice of Funding Availability.