Age Friendly Funding Alert: Respite Innovations Grant, T-Mobile Hometown Grants, MassTrails, MAPC

Jan 11, 2023

The Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative is pleased to promote the following funding opportunities that advance inclusive age- and dementia friendly communities:

The Respite Innovations Grant Program seeks applications that propose new or enhanced respite models that enhance, improve, expand, and/or reorganize how respite is currently provided. The contracted grant period will be for a duration of two years (April 1, 2023 – March 31, 2025).

The Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) has extended the deadline to apply for the Respite Innovations Grant to 5PM on January 23, 2023.

Applications must be submitted online using the MassGRANTS portal before then to be eligible.

You can find more information on the Respite Innovation Grant on the grant webpage on the EOHHS website, or in the grant listing on COMMBUYS.

MassTrails provides grants to support recreational trail and shared use pathway projects across the Commonwealth. The award maximum depends on the project type and needs and is generally $60,000 for “local” projects and up to $500,000 for projects demonstrating critical network connections of regional or statewide significance.

Eligible grant activities include project development, design, engineering, permitting, construction, and maintenance of recreational trails, shared use pathways, and the amenities that support trails.

MassTrails grants are REIMBURSEMENT grants, meaning grantees must first pay for expenditures and then submit for reimbursement using the required documentation.

MassTrails grants are MATCHING grants and require that proponents provide a minimum of 20% of the total project cost.

Eligible projects require documented land owner permission submitted with the application and are subject to all applicable local, state, and federal laws and regulations

MassTrails grants are reviewed and recommended by the Governor’s Inter-Agency Trails Team and the Massachusetts Recreational Trails Advisory Board (MARTAB).

T-Mobile Hometown Grants is a $25 million, five-year initiative to support the people and organizations who help small towns across America thrive and grow. Hometown Grants are given every quarter to up to 25 small towns.

Apply for funding to support a community project of your choice, like revitalizing or repurposing a historic structure, creating a downtown asset or destination, or improving a space where friends and neighbors gather. Projects that add to a sense of place or could lead to further investment are of particular interest. We look forward to learning more about your town and your project.

More information is available here.

  • MAPC Technical Assistance Program (deadline, 1/16/23)

MAPC is accepting project concepts from the Greater Boston area municipalities for the 2023 Technical Assistance Program (TAP) grants. This is an opportunity for you to work with MAPC on local programs and planning initiatives.

MAPC encourages applications by Monday, January 16, 2023 for your project to be considered when the greatest amount of money is available. Additionally, projects that advance MetroCommon2050, Housing Choice initiatives, and serve multiple communities will be prioritized for the awarding of funding.

Find all the information you need on the TAP webpage; including who you can contact with any questions.