Age-Friendly Funding Alert: Jog Your Memory, MIT OMEGA Scholarship, Grant Reminders

The Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative encourages stakeholders and communities to consider the following funding opportunities that support inclusive age- and dementia friendly communities:

The JYM Caregiver Fund provides annual grants for caregivers coping with all the stress and uncertainty of having a loved one afflicted by Alzheimer’s. Monetary awards of up to $2,500 are available. All grant monies are mailed to resident’s home with checks written payable directly to the chosen service providers for a range of support services. Each family may only receive one award in a twelve month period.

Eligible services and the application details are available here.

Through the generous sponsorship of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) AgeLab, AlerisLife Inc., and AARP Massachusetts, the MIT AgeLab’s Opportunities for Multigenerational Exchange, Growth and Action (OMEGA) program is proud to offer five $5000 college scholarships to recognize the efforts that teens are making to create multigenerational connections.

High school juniors and seniors in the U.S. are eligible to apply and more information is available here.

MassDOT’s annual Community Transit Grant Program is scheduled to open for applications April 29 and close on June 24. Councils on Aging, non-profits, transit authorities, municipalities, and some taxis can apply for funding for vehicles, mobility management projects, or operating expenses to expand mobility for older adults and people with disabilities.

MHAC’s partners at MassMobility provided a recent report for inspiration on creative examples of how organizations have used this funding in the past. Attendance at a virtual training session – scheduled for April 21 and 27 – is mandatory for new applicants and optional for returning applicants. If you have questions or wish to sign up for a training, contact Jenna Henning at MassDOT.