For the fifth annual AARP Community Challenge, AARP received more than 3,500 applications from nonprofits and government entities, resulting in a highly competitive selection process. Nearly $3.2 million is being distributed to fund 244 quick-action projects across the country, helping urban, rural and suburban communities make immediate improvements and jumpstart long-term progress to support residents of … Continue reading Mass. Receives Four 2021 AARP Community Challenge Grants
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued an informational bulletin to states’ Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) agencies reaffirming that the 2019 Public Charge Final Rule – “Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds” – is no longer in effect and states should encourage their … Continue reading US HHS Encourages States to Educate Eligible Immigrants about Medicaid Coverage
The Mass. Department of Transportation (MassDOT) announced the award of $6.5 million total to cities and towns which applied for funding from the Shared Streets and Spaces Grant Program. Among those are several projects that are inclusive of older adults, thanks to bonus points that encourage applicants to consider improving the built environment around councils … Continue reading More Age-Friendly Infrastructure Projects Supported in Latest Announcement of MassDOT Shared Streets & Spaces Grant Program
Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative (MHAC) was awarded a two-year grant of $175,000 from Tufts Health Plan Foundation to continue to drive the state’s leadership in the age-friendly movement through collective action, convening, and community engagement.
MassDOT has announced a new round of the Shared Streets and Spaces Grant Program, which is now open for applications. All municipalities and transit authorities in the Commonwealth are eligible to apply. The Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative is pleased that MassDOT has maintained bonus points for proposals that include and consider older adults.
Thanks to our partners at MassMobility for highlighting the following funding opportunities focused on transportation. For more recent funding alerts, see our previous posts here.
The application period for the 2021 AARP Community Challenge is now open and will provide small grants to fund quick-action projects that can help communities become more livable for people of all ages.
Periodically, the Mass. Healthy Aging Collaborative shares funding opportunities that advance inclusive, age- and dementia friendly community efforts along with policies, practices and initiatives that support healthy aging. Please see information on a webinar below relative to the Community Transit Grant Program and a reminder about upcoming deadlines for MassDOT’s Shared Winter Streets and Spaces … Continue reading Age-Friendly Funding Alert: Community Transit Grant Program, Shared Winter Streets and Spaces
The Leadership in Community Resilience (LCR) grant program from the National League of Cities (NLC) supports and enhances local capacity among elected leaders and staff, communities, and community-based organizations as they pursue coordinated climate resilience efforts. Since 2017, 33 cities have participated in the LCR program.
The 2020 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Racial Equity and Justice Grant continues the work and energy of their company-wide Service Week in September to build a more sustainable, inclusive, and resilient future by supporting not-for-profit organizations serving Massachusetts communities who are addressing racial injustice.