Whether urban, rural or subruban, transportation is raised as a key issue and concern in communities of all sizes. The Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative is fortunate to work with MassMobility that shares resources and funding opportunities for cities and towns working towards becoming more Age-Friendly.
Here are a list of state-based opportunities along with other federal sources listed on their website.
- Helping Hand Mini Grants – Councils on Aging, nonprofit transportation providers, and others providing transportation in rural or small urban areas can apply for grants of up to $1000 to cover computer hardware and software, marketing materials, driver recruitment campaigns, and more. Apply by June 12.
- MassDOT’s Community Transit Grant Program – funding for vehicles, operating expenses, or mobility management projects to enhance mobility for older adults and people with disabilities. Applications are due by 5pm on June 25.
- Tufts Health Plan Foundation – Policy and Advocacy grants supporting healthy aging. Letters of intent are due July 22.
- FTA’s Integrated Mobility Innovation (IMI) Program funds projects that demonstrate innovative and effective practices, partnerships, and technologies to enhance public transportation effectiveness; increase efficiency; expand quality; promote safety; and improve the traveler experience. Applications are due August 6.