The Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative encourages communities working to become more age- and dementia friendly to consider the following funding opportunities:
- Enhancing Digital Equity for Older Adults, Executive Office of Elder Affairs (deadline, May 22nd)
A new $1.5M grant opportunity is available from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA) funded by the American Rescue Plan Act Home and Community-Based Services. The Enhancing Digital Literacy for Older Adults Grant will provide municipal Councils on Aging (COAs) up to $100,000 per COA to purchase devices, software, or broadband for older adults; and/or provide training and support for older adults to enhance digital literacy.
COAs must apply online before May 22, 2023 using the MassGRANTS application portal.
- Community Transit Grant Program, MassDOT (applications accepted May 8-June 23)
MassDOT’s annual Community Transit Grant Program (CTGP) offers funding for transit authorities, municipalities, Councils on Aging, and nonprofits to expand mobility for older adults and people with disabilities.
Register for a training on May 5 (10-noon) or May 8 (1-3PM) to learn about applying for funding through MassDOT’s Community Transit Grant Program. Applications for operating and mobility management projects will open May 8 and close June 23. Learn more using the links below:
- Full announcement of the FY24 application cycle
- Community Transit Grant Program main webpage
- More information, including examples of past grantees
- Best practices report
Contact Rachel.L.Fichtenbaum@dot.state.ma.us or (857) 368-8584 to register for one of the two virtual training sessions.