The latest round of Mass. Department of Transportation’s (MassDOT) Shared Winter Streets and Spaces features new project categories that award bonus points for proposals that include older adults. Continue reading
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
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
- Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) NOTICE OF GRANT OPPORTUNITY: TAXI/LIVERY PARTNERSHIP GRANT PROGRAM APPLICATION (FALL 2020)
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
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: Continue reading
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
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.” Continue reading
Tufts Health Plan Foundation announced it has committed $1 million to support investments on issues facing diverse communities. The funds will go to the New Commonwealth Racial Equity and Social Justice Fund, the Latino Legacy Fund and the Asian Community Fund. Continue reading
In partnership with the AARP Livable Communities Team, Main Street America is launching a series of briefs to explore the benefits of open streets programs, outline a set of priorities local leaders should consider when implementing these initiatives, and provide examples of open streets projects in two Main Street communities. Continue reading
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