Age-Friendly Funding Alert: Tufts Health Plan Foundation, MassMobility, Community Care Corps

Jun 2, 2021

The Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative is pleased to promote the following funding opportunities from our partners that support inclusive age- and dementia friendly communities.

  • Tufts Health Plan Foundation – Policy & Advocacy Grant

Tufts Health Plan Foundation is accepting letters of intent for the Policy & Advocacy grant focus area. Engaging in policy and advocacy is essential to building healthy, age-friendly communities. The deadline is Friday, July 23, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. ET.

Those interested in submitting a letter of intent are invited to attend our webinar information session on June 15. The webinar will include an opportunity for Q&A with our team.

NEW DATE: Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Time: 2 – 3 p.m.

Register for the webinar.

If you have questions you would like the Foundation to address, please share them on your registration form.

  • MassMobility – Various Funding Opportunities Supporting Transportation

Our partners at MassMobility maintain a list of upcoming opportunities, including the following:

    • Helping Hand Mini-Grant – Councils on Aging, private nonprofits, and Regional Transit Authorities can apply for awards of up to $1,000 for equipment or projects designed to update or enhance transit services in rural and small urban areas. COVID-19 related expenses, such as PPE, are eligible. Apply by June 14.
    • Community Transit Grant Program – Councils on Aging, non-profits, transit authorities, municipalities, and some taxis can apply to this annual MassDOT funding stream for funding for vehicles, mobility management projects, or operating expenses to expand mobility for older adults and people with disabilities. Applications are due June 25. New applicants and anyone with questions should contact Jenna Henning at
    • Community Mobility Design Challenge 2021 – nonprofits and government agencies can apply to the National Center for Mobility Management to improve transportation for community members who lack access to equitable transportation because of income status, minority status, location, a pre-existing condition, or other reason. Learn more on a May 27 webinarApplications are due July 12.
  • Community Care Corps – Innovative Local Models to Provide Volunteer Non-Medical Assistance to Older Americans, Adults with disabilities, and Family Caregivers

The purpose of this opportunity is to establish, enhance, or grow volunteer programs for over-burdened family caregivers, older adults, and persons with disabilities. A wide range of nonprofit entities, such as faith- and community-based organizations, institutions of higher education, and service organizations, as well as state, county, and local governments are encouraged to apply. Awards will range from $30,000 and $150,000.