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)
- 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