Age-Friendly Funding Alerts: Mass Cultural Council, Falls Prevention, ACL Nutrition Programs

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

  • Mass Cultural Council – Multiple grant programs available

Mass Cultural Council has two opportunities that may be of interest to communities working to become more age- and dementia friendly – especially those making connections to arts and cultural institutions and programming.

The Cultural Facilities Fund (CFF) applications are now available, kicking off the FY23 round of grants that support the planning and construction of cultural facilities in Massachusetts. Over $9 million will be awarded to support repairs, renovations, new construction, and acquisition of facilities. Planning grants are also available for analysis, design, and feasibility studies that relate to a cultural facility.

Entities that are eligible to apply include 501(c)3 organizations that are primarily concerned with the arts, humanities, or sciences, as well as municipalities and colleges that own cultural facilities that serve the public.

The Festivals & Projects grant program provides one-year grants of $2,500 to support publicly-available cultural activities taking place between July 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023. The deadline for this program is December 15th, 2022.

The purpose of this funding opportunity is to support organizations to reduce falls and/or falls risk among older adults and adults with disabilities in their community through the implementation of evidence-based falls prevention programs, focusing on those older adults in underserved areas/populations as defined by the Executive Order On Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government.

The Administration on Aging (AoA), part of the Administration for Community Living (ACL), plans to award 4 to 6 cooperative agreements with a four-year (48-month) project period, subject to the availability of funds.

The two primary goals are:

Goal 1: Develop capacity to increase the number of older adults and adults with disabilities who participate in evidence-based falls prevention programs to empower them to reduce falls and/or their risk of falls.

Goal 2: Identify and implement one or more robust strategies that will promote the sustainability of evidence-based falls prevention programs.

More information is available here.

The purpose of this funding opportunity is to replicate selected successful, completed INNU grants that have demonstrated positive senior nutrition program participant impacts. The announcement includes three replication model toolkits, which describe each project and provide resources for replication. Applicants select one project to replicate. Watch overviews of the projects to learn more.

Time Period: 36-month program period
Ceiling: $150,000 per budget year
Required Match: 25%

An informational conference call will be held Wednesday, December 14, 2022, at 4:00 PM ET.

  • Toll Free Number: 888-603-9218
  • Passcode: 3396205

A recording will be available approximately one hour after the call concludes at the following toll-free number: 866-470-7046.

Proposals create partnerships between universities, tribal colleges, or other research organizations in collaboration with aging services organizations to demonstrate whether innovative Senior Nutrition Program interventions impact nutrition, socialization, and/or health and well-being outcomes. Applicants must implement and evaluate an intervention. Watch interviews with researchers who have collaborated on these projects to learn more.

Time Period: 60-month project period
Award Ceiling: $600,000 per year
Required Match: 25%

An informational conference call will be held Thursday, December 15, 2022, at 4:00 PM ET. The dial-in information is below:

  • Toll Free Number: 888-603-9218
  • Passcode: 3396205

A recording will be available approximately one hour after the call concludes at the following toll-free number: 800-814-6745.