Age-Friendly Funding Alert: MassDevelopment, Mass Cultural Council

As they become available, the Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative shares funding opportunities that can help communities become better places to grow up and grow old.

Here are a couple such opportunities from MassDevelopment and Mass Cultural Council:

Commonwealth Places – Expression of Interest Due Dec. 15th

A collaborative initiative from MassDevelopment and the civic crowdfunding platform Patronicity, Commonwealth Places provides a funding mechanism to advance community-driven placemaking projects in downtowns and neighborhood commercial districts throughout Massachusetts. The program seeks to engage and mobilize community members to make individual contributions through a crowdfunding platform with the incentive of a dollar-for-dollar funding match of up to $50,000 from MassDevelopment if the crowdfunding goal is reached within 60 days.

Mass Cultural Council – Deadlines 12/12 and 1/31

Gateway grants provide two years of organizational support for organizations and programs with public cultural programming that benefit Massachusetts residents. They are designed to be the entry, or gateway, to ongoing, formula-based, unrestricted operating support through Portfolio grants in our Cultural Investment PortfolioRegister for an info session (December 3-13). Deadline: January 31, 2020 11:59pm (ET)

The Asphalt Art Initiative will award grants of up to $25,000 to 10 US cities for new artistic street and public space projects. Eligible cities have populations of 30,000-500,000. Deadline: December 12, 2019.

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