Grant applications being accepted to support aging in place

Dec 07, 2019

Grants of up to $2,500 are available through Maine Community Foundation to help communities be more supportive of older people’s health, well-being and ability to age in the community. The grants will support community planning and development and implementation of programs that increase opportunities for people older than 60 to stay in their communities as they age.

Laura Lee, MaineCF director of grantmaking said, “Any community that considers itself focused on helping older Mainers age in their communities may apply.”

Communities that are a part of AARP’s Network of Age Friendly Communities; the national Village to Village Network; Communities for All Ages; Livable Communities; and Dementia Friendly Community initiatives are also invited to apply.

The deadline for applications is Jan. 15, 2020. Grant awards will be announced in mid-March; grant-funded activities must begin after April 1.

For complete guidelines and priorities, a list of 2019 grants, and to apply online, visit mainecf.org. For questions about eligibility and/or fit of a project, contact Laura Lee at llee@mainecf.org or (207) 412-0838.

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