Baker-Polito Administration Announces $3 Million in Complete Streets Funding Program Awards

Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito joined Highway Administrator Jonathan Gulliver, elected officials, and local leaders in Quincy to announce awards totaling nearly $3 million to eleven communities through the Complete Streets Funding Program. These awards will be used to fund local, multimodal infrastructure projects that improve accessibility for bicyclists, pedestrians, public transit users, and people using … Continue reading Baker-Polito Administration Announces $3 Million in Complete Streets Funding Program Awards

Applications Open for 2019 Housing Choice Designation

The online application is available for the 2019 round to designate Housing Choice Communities, according to the Housing Choice webpage on Mass.gov and the Mass. Municipal Association. This initiative presents an opportunity for communities seeking to become more Age-Friendly that identify “housing” as an area of need. The Housing Choice Initiative assists local governments to expand … Continue reading Applications Open for 2019 Housing Choice Designation

Age-Friendly Funding Alert: MassTrails Deadline Approaching

MassDOT is reminding the public that February 1, 2019 is the application deadline for funding from the Baker-Polito Administration’s MassTrails Program, a competitive funding program which will allow municipal and public entities to expand and connect networks of off-road, shared-use pathways and recreational trails in Massachusetts.

MassTrails: Applications due February 1 for Bike and Pedestrian Trail Projects Competitive Funding

The Mass. Healthy Aging Collaborative is supporting MassDOT in reminding the public that February 1, 2019 is the application deadline for funding from the Baker-Polito Administration’s MassTrails Program, a competitive funding program which will allow municipal and public entities to expand and connect networks of off-road, shared-use pathways and recreational trails in Massachusetts.

Tufts Health Plan Foundation Awards $1.2 Million to 11 Community Organizations

Tufts Health Plan Foundation continues its commitment to healthy aging and communities with an announcement of 11 new community investments. In total, the grants exceed $1.2 million and reflect the Foundation’s dedication to advancing policies and practices that support healthy aging. These investments are in addition to more than $2 million in previously announced work.

Baker-Polito Administration Funds Aging Innovation Hub in Cambridge

During recent event at the Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC) in Kendall Square, the Baker-Polito Administration awarded a $100,000 grant providing seed funding for AGENCY, a new coworking innovation hub for collective impact where entrepreneurs, enterprises, elders, and experts can work side-by-side to explore and apply ideas for aging populations around the globe. AGENCY forms a … Continue reading Baker-Polito Administration Funds Aging Innovation Hub in Cambridge

Controversial ‘Public Charge’ Proposed Rule Draws Comments from State Officials, Orgs

A controversial proposed rule submitted on October 10 by the Trump administration – via draft regulation changes under the Department of Homeland Security –  sought to amend “public charge” policies that determine how the use of public benefits impact a person’s ability to obtain legal permanent resident status in the US.

Call for Letters of Interest to Serve as a Dementia Friendly MA Ambassador

Dementia Friendly Massachusetts (DFM) is currently seeking a person(s) knowledgeable about the field of dementia to serve as an ambassador(s) to augment DFM’s staff outreach to cultural and linguistic minority communities and leaders. A limited stipend will be provided as part of the 2018 DFM Scale and Sustainability Grant awarded to the Massachusetts Councils on … Continue reading Call for Letters of Interest to Serve as a Dementia Friendly MA Ambassador