Age-Friendly Funding Alert: Closing the Digital Divide with State IT Grant

During the pandemic, addressing social isolation and loneliness has gained greater and renewed awareness along with a focus on the “digital divide” among older adults. There are several layers to connecting people of any age with internet access, including affordable and reliable service, the equipment necessary for internet connection, access to devices and the knowledge … Continue reading Age-Friendly Funding Alert: Closing the Digital Divide with State IT Grant

Age-Friendly Funding Alert: MetroWest Health Foundation

Since March, the MetroWest Health Foundation has pivoted its grantmaking and operations to support the region’s efforts to address the coronavirus pandemic. In response to community listening and engagement, the foundation is including “COVID-19 Social Isolation Among Older Adults.”

Age-Friendly Funding Alert: Massachusetts Service Alliance’s COVID-19 Resiliency Grant

In response to the current COVID-19 pandemic crisis, The Massachusetts Service Alliance (MSA) announces the release of a Request for Proposals for COVID-19 relief efforts. MSA seeks to award grants of up to $4,000 to support volunteer community service projects and volunteer capacity building initiatives needed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

MassDOT Announces “Shared Streets and Spaces” Funding Recipients

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is announcing that six municipalities are receiving funding totaling more than $288,000 in the third round of funding in the Baker-Polito Administration’s Shared Streets & Spaces Program. The program to date has given out a total amount of more than $1.7 million to 22 municipalities, of which 73% are Environmental Justice communities.

Age-Friendly Funding Alert: Tufts Health Plan Foundation Redirects Momentum Fund to Support Communities During COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic will continue to affect communities beyond the initial crisis phase. Stakeholders from communities across the region already have begun to consider challenges and opportunities that will accompany the recovery phase. To give communities additional resources in this critical time, the Tufts Health Plan Foundation board voted to direct 2020 Momentum Fund mini-grants … Continue reading Age-Friendly Funding Alert: Tufts Health Plan Foundation Redirects Momentum Fund to Support Communities During COVID-19

Age Friendly Funding Alert: NCOA Senior SNAP Enrollment Initiative

The National Council on Aging (NCOA) is seeking applications from qualified organizations as part of an upcoming grant opportunity to help reduce senior hunger in the U.S. Grants of up to $50,000 each for a 19-month period will be awarded to selected organizations for the implementation of Senior SNAP Enrollment Initiatives in their communities.

Age-Friendly Funding Alert: MassDevelopment, MassMobility, Dept. of Conservation & Recreation

The Mass. Healthy Aging Collaborative reminds age-friendly communities and other stakeholders that several opportunities exist around creating “shared streets and spaces,” as the state works to reopen amidst COVID-19. Please see our previous blog post for more information on this set of funding opportunities, as well as others to support communities for all ages below: