Communities Can Apply for Housing Choice Designation to Receive Prioritization with State-Based Grant Programs

A Housing Choice Designation from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts rewards communities that are producing new housing and have adopted best practices to promote sustainable housing development. Communities that achieve the Housing Choice Community designation have exclusive access to apply for the Housing Choice Grant Program and receive bonus points or other considerations to certain state … Continue reading Communities Can Apply for Housing Choice Designation to Receive Prioritization with State-Based Grant Programs

MassDOT Includes Dementia Friendly Design Guide in ‘Shared Streets & Spaces’ Grant Resources

The Shared Streets and Spaces Grant Program from the Mass. Department of Transportation (MassDOT), which has a current funding round with application due on March 1, has provided an opportunity for cities and towns to improve public health, safe mobility, and strengthened commerce. The Mass. Healthy Aging Collaborative is proud to share that MassDOT has … Continue reading MassDOT Includes Dementia Friendly Design Guide in ‘Shared Streets & Spaces’ Grant Resources

Age-Friendly Funding Alert: The 2022 AARP Community Challenge Grant

The¬†AARP Community Challenge¬†provides small grants to fund quick-action projects that can help communities become more livable for people of all ages. This year, applications will be accepted for projects to improve public spaces; housing; transportation; civic engagement; diversity, equity and inclusion; support efforts to build engagement for programs under new federal laws; and other innovative … Continue reading Age-Friendly Funding Alert: The 2022 AARP Community Challenge Grant

Age-Friendly Funding Alert: COVID-19 Community Grants

On December 6th, Health Resources in Action (HRiA) announced the Massachusetts COVID-19 Community Grants Program aimed at reducing COVID-19 infections, morbidity, and mortality among Asian, Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and other people of color in our hardest hit cities and towns, as well as to support education and awareness of vaccination efforts in Massachusetts.

Age-Friendly Funding Alert: MassTrails, Land and Water Conservation Grant Program

MHAC previously announced that the MassTrails grant program is open. The program provides matching grants to communities, public entities, and non-profit organizations to plan, design, create, and maintain the diverse network of trails, trail systems, and trails experiences. As part of an announcement of information about MassTrails, MHAC learned of another funding opportunity called the … Continue reading Age-Friendly Funding Alert: MassTrails, Land and Water Conservation Grant Program