MassTrails Program Launched at MassDOT ‘Moving Together’ Conference

MassTrails seeks to expand and connect the Commonwealth’s networks of off-road, shared-use pathways and recreational trails for all users across Massachusetts by providing matching grants, technical assistance and resources to individuals, municipalities, non-profits, and other public entities to design, construct, and maintain high quality Massachusetts trails.

MAPC Technical Assistance Program and Invitation to Join ‘MetroCommon’ Advisory Group

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) is soliciting ideas for individual community-specific projects and for multi-community projects that will commence in 2018. This presents another opportunity from the Healthy Aging Collaborative’s regional planning partners for Age-Friendly Communities where there is overlap. Projects that serve multiple communities always receive preference; projects that advance the MetroFuture priorities of smart … Continue reading MAPC Technical Assistance Program and Invitation to Join ‘MetroCommon’ Advisory Group

Age-Friendly Funding Alert: MA Downtown Initiative

The state’s Department of Housing and Community Development manages the Massachusetts Downtown Initiative (MDI), which offers a range of services and assistance to communities seeking help on how to revitalize their downtowns. The MDI Technical Assistance Grants are due November 9th and present an opportunity for Age- and Dementia Friendly Communities to build a more … Continue reading Age-Friendly Funding Alert: MA Downtown Initiative

Baker-Polito Administration Announces $5 Million in Awards Through Housing Choice Initiative

The Baker-Polito Administration announced nearly $5 million in awards to 31 communities throughout the Commonwealth through two new grant programs under the Housing Choice Initiative. The Housing Choice Initiative, introduced by Governor Charlie Baker in December 2017, is a comprehensive effort to support the creation of 135,000 new housing units by 2025 to meet the … Continue reading Baker-Polito Administration Announces $5 Million in Awards Through Housing Choice Initiative

Age-Friendly Funding Alert: America Walks

America Walks, partners of the Every Body Walk! Collaborative, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Juliet Ashby Hillman Foundation, Lyft, WalkBoston, and other generous sponsors, are excited to announce another round of our popular Community Change Grant program. This program will award grantees $1,500.00 in community stipends for projects related to creating healthy, active, and engaged … Continue reading Age-Friendly Funding Alert: America Walks

Age-Friendly Funding Alert: Transportation, Cultural Programs

For communities and regions looking to become Age- and Dementia Friendly, as well as their organizational partners, the Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative identifies and shares funding opportunities that help improve livability and well-being.

UMass-Lowell Researchers Partner with Age-Friendly Lawrence

In a great example of Age-Friendly Communities partnering with their local colleges and universities, UMass-Lowell, which has already been working with Lawrence and local organizations for years, will now be focused on helping the city’s own Age-Friendly initiative. In collaboration with Groundwork Lawrence, the Lawrence Council on Aging and the Mayor’s Health Task Force, UMass-Lowell … Continue reading UMass-Lowell Researchers Partner with Age-Friendly Lawrence