Age-Friendly Funding Alert: MassDOT, Mass Cultural Council, NACCHO

The Mass. Healthy Aging Collaborative is reminding age- and dementia friendly communities that the Shared Winter Streets and Spaces Program from the Mass. Department of Transportation (MassDOT) in partnership with the Barr Foundation is available in four rounds spaced over December, January and February.

More info is available in this MassDOT press release.

Mass Cultural Council – Deadline 12/14:

Mass Cultural Council funds and manages a network of 329 Local Cultural Councils across the state, representing every city and town in the Commonwealth. Each council awards money based on individual community cultural needs, assessed and set by council members. Applicants should apply directly to local councils.

MHAC believes this funding opportunity represents an opportunity for age- and dementia friendly communities to work with their local cultural councils on placemaking projects, intergenerational programs, and other activities that can benefit and involve older adults.

NACCHO – Deadline 12/8:

The National Association of County Health Officials is offering a funding opportunity to conduct a retrospective evaluation of strategies that advance health equity and improve chronic disease conditions by addressing the social determinants of health (SDoH).

This effort will fund up to fifty (50) community multi-sector partnerships/coalitions with demonstrated success implementing strategies in one or more of five SDoH domains: the built environment, clinical-community linkages, food insecurity, social connectedness, and tobacco-free policies. The project will evaluate and assess the impact of the implemented SDoH strategies and highlight successes and lessons learned.