Age-Friendly Funding Round-Up: Applications due in May

New funding opportunities supporting Age-Friendly Community efforts are available for cities, towns and healthy aging stakeholders to pursue.

This is the latest in a periodic series from the Healthy Aging Collaborative to share such opportunities and much of this version comes from our friends at MassMobility who are always sharing resources and funding programs to promote enhanced transportation for older adults and people with mobility issues.

  • AARP Community Challenge grants supporting quick-action projects that can
    help YOUR community become more livable. Applications are now being
    accepted for small grants to improve housing, transportation, public space
    and other community elements that support great places for all people of
    all ages.  (Due May 16)

About the AARP Community Challenge

AARP Community Challenge Flyer

Sample Application Questionnaire

Sample Application Language

Sample After Action Report for Winning Grantees 

Inspiring Examples From 2017 (online article)

  • Community Transit Grant Program – MassDOT’s annual competitive funding opportunity for vehicles, operating expenses, and mobility management projects to improve mobility for older adults and people with disabilities in Massachusetts – opens May 14 (due June 11). Contact Alex Cox if you are a new applicant and did not attend a training session.
  • Helping Hand Mini Grant – small grants to update or enhance transit services in rural and small urban areas – due May 18
  • Getting Ready to Innovate – six-month grants from the National Aging and Disability Transportation Center to foster innovations that will improve mobility for older adults and people with disabilities – due May 31
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