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Age-Friendly Funding Alert: MassTrails

The Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative encourages communities and regions seeking to become more age and dementia friendly to consider the new round of MassTrails grants.

The program supports recreational trail and shared use pathway projects across the Commonwealth.  Grant amounts are dependent on the project and its needs, but generally range from $5,000 to $100,000 with grants of up to $300,000 awarded to projects demonstrating critical network connections of regional significance. Continue reading

BU MetroBridge Program Accepting Community-Based Project Ideas for Spring Semester

The MetroBridge program, which takes a new approach to embedding real-world projects for local government into courses across Boston University, is accepting proposal ideas for the upcoming Spring semester.

The Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative encourages communities seeking to become more age- and dementia friendly to apply to the program for support on assessment and action planning. Continue reading

Age-Friendly Funding Alert: MAPC, National Assembly of State Arts Agencies

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (“MAPC”) in partnership with MassDevelopment, has developed this state-wide Taxi/Livery Partnership Grant program to provide funding for grantees to contract with taxicab, livery, or hackney businesses for transportation and delivery needs for the Commonwealth’s vulnerable populations and others.  Continue reading

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 to utilize those devices. MHAC is promoting a funding opportunity that can help connect affordable housing sites with the equipment to access internet service. Continue reading

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 to support community resilience, retooling and rebuilding in response to COVID-19. Continue reading