The Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative promotes funding opportunities as they become available that support communities and stakeholders in creating more inclusive age- and dementia friendly communities. Below are the latest round of these opportunities:
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
Armed with a $288,000 grant from the AARP Foundation, the UMass-Boston Gerontology Institute will build on the institute’s age-friendly work, particularly the Age Friendly Boston Initiative, and its expertise in economic security issues in later life.
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.
For the fourth annual AARP Community Challenge, AARP received more than 2,800 applications from nonprofits and government entities, resulting in a highly competitive selection process. A total of more than $2.4 million is being distributed to fund 184 quick-action projects across the country, helping urban, rural and suburban communities make immediate improvements and jumpstart long-term progress … Continue reading AARP Announces Community Challenge 2020 Grantees
The Baker Administration awarded $4 million in MassTrails Grants to 55 local trail projects throughout the Commonwealth. The grants will support the state’s vast network of trails with projects dedicated to the construction, maintenance, and improvements for a variety of public trails, including hiking trails, bikeways, and shared-use paths.
Community Care Corps is announcing the grantees of a new and unprecedented program to help older adults, persons with disabilities, and family caregivers. This momentous leap forward will help countless people and will have a lasting impact not just on the families and individuals served, but also on those who serve their community as volunteers.
The MassDOT Transit Unit has announced that the FY2021 Community Transit Grant Program Application Cycle is scheduled to open in May 2020.
AARP Massachusetts has announced that, due to the evolving Coronavirus situation, the Community Challenge application deadline is being extended to May 15, 11:59 pm ET
The 2020 AARP Community Challenge Grant opportunity is open and plenty of examples are being shared as part of the push to solicit applications that help cities and towns become more age-friendly.