Age-Friendly Funding Alert: MassDOT and Barr Foundation Announce ‘Shared Streets & Spaces” Opportunity

MassDOT, in partnership with the Barr Foundation, is announcing Shared Streets & Spaces, a funding program to provide technical and funding assistance to help Massachusetts cities and towns conceive, design and execute shared streets and spaces projects and engage their residents and businesses in that process.

This builds off the recently announced “Streets for Recovery” funding opportunity from the Solomon Foundation – all of which provide incredible opportunities for age-and dementia friendly community stakeholders.

The MassDOT and Barr Foundation opportunity is a “quick-launch/quick-build” program that will provide grants as small as $5,000 and as large as $300,000 for municipalities to quickly launch or expand improvements to sidewalks, curbs, streets, on-street parking spaces and off-street parking lots in support of public health, safe mobility and renewed commerce in their communities. These improvements can be intentionally temporary, in the style of tactical urbanism, or can be pilots of potentially permanent changes to streets and sidewalks.

Details on the grant as well as the applications are available here and any age-friendly communities are encouraged to contact the Mass. Healthy Aging Collaborative with an interest in applying.

 

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