Age-Friendly Funding Alert: Mass Service Alliance, Supportive Housing for the Elderly Program

Massachusetts Service Alliance – Due Date: Feb. 5th

In response to the current COVID-19 pandemic crisis, The Massachusetts Service Alliance (MSA) announces the release of a second Request for Proposals for COVID-19 relief efforts. MSA seeks to award grants of up to $4,000 to support volunteer community service projects and volunteer capacity-building initiatives needed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

FY 2020 Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Program: Due 5/26

The Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly program provides Capital Advance funding for the development of supportive rental housing for Very-Low-Income persons aged 62 years or older and project rental subsidies in the form of a Project Rental Assistance Contract (PRAC) to maintain ongoing affordability. This program provides elderly persons with the opportunity to live independently, but with important voluntary support services such as nutritional, transportation, continuing education, and/or health-related services.

Age-Friendly Funding Reminders:

Expanding Mobility with the Community Transit Grant Program
Webinar ~ Tuesday, January 26, 10-11:30am
Register at tinyurl.com/CTGPideas

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 jennifer.n.henning@dot.state.ma.us 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.