AARP Community Challenge Announces National and Local Grantees

AARP announced the awardees for its 2019 AARP Community Challenge grant program, including four recipients right here in Massachusetts. Nationally, a total of nearly $1.6 million will be distributed to fund 159 “quick action” projects across the country, helping communities make immediate improvements and jumpstart long-term progress to support residents of all ages. Nearly 1,700 … Continue reading AARP Community Challenge Announces National and Local Grantees

New Report From Grantmakers In Aging Explores How 25 Countries Support Aging in Community

The desire to remain in our homes and communities as we age is nearly universal, and good ideas have no borders. As the world’s population gets permanently older, there is a growing need for safe, supportive housing and housing-related services and arrangements to promote health, prevent injury, delay the need for institutional care, reduce social … Continue reading New Report From Grantmakers In Aging Explores How 25 Countries Support Aging in Community

MassTrails Grants Awarded to 71 Projects Across Mass.

Continuing efforts to support the state’s vast network of trails, the Baker-Polito Administration  announced $5 million in MassTrails Grants to 71 projects throughout the Commonwealth. The grants will provide assistance for the construction, maintenance, and improvements for a variety of public trails throughout the state trails system, such as hiking trails, bikeways, and shared-use paths. … Continue reading MassTrails Grants Awarded to 71 Projects Across Mass.

Age-Friendly Funding Alert: MetroCommon 2050 Outreach Mini-Grant Program

At a previous meeting of the Healthy Aging Collaborative’s Advisory Council, the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) presented background on the Greater Boston region’s long-range plan, called MetroCommon 2050. MAPC then ran a special listening session and small group discussion to gather feedback from healthy aging stakeholders on the plan. Now, MAPC is accepting applications … Continue reading Age-Friendly Funding Alert: MetroCommon 2050 Outreach Mini-Grant Program

Age-Friendly Funding Alert: USDA Rural Housing Preservation Grants

The Rural Housing Preservation Grant Program provides grants to sponsoring organizations for the repair or rehabilitation of housing owned or occupied by low- and very-low-income rural citizens.  USDA will award a total of $15,888,420 in Housing Preservation Grant Program funding for the repair and rehabilitation of rural housing units. More information is listed below and … Continue reading Age-Friendly Funding Alert: USDA Rural Housing Preservation Grants

MetroWest Health Foundation Awards More than $750,000 in Grants

The MetroWest Health Foundation recently awarded over $750,000 in new grants to area nonprofit and municipal organizations. The grants were made as part of the foundation’s spring grant cycle and are designed to help organizations accomplish projects that improve the health and well-being of residents and communities in the MetroWest region.

Age-Friendly Funding Opportunity: Innovation for the Well Being of Older Adults Mini-Grants

This week, Central Mass Area on Aging (CMAA) in collaboration with the Worcester County Reserve Deputy Association hosted the 21st Annual ElderCare 2019 event. As a result of their generous sponsors, CMAA is able to raise funds that are being redistributed back into the community through this Mini-Grant opportunity. CMAA plans to provide 15-20 Mini-Grants … Continue reading Age-Friendly Funding Opportunity: Innovation for the Well Being of Older Adults Mini-Grants

Age-Friendly Funding Alert: Community Transit Grant Program

The MassDOT Transit Unit has announced that the FY2020 Community Transit Grant Program Application Cycle is scheduled to open in May 2019. The Community Transit Grant Program is MassDOT’s annual competitive grant program to distribute Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Section 5310: Enhanced Mobility of Seniors & Individuals with Disabilities funds, and State Mobility Assistance Program … Continue reading Age-Friendly Funding Alert: Community Transit Grant Program