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Non-Federal Grant Opportunities

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This page highlights recent grant and funding opportunities. We provide these links to help users find information on grants and funding across the United States.

If you have a grant program or funding opportunity you would like us to post, please contact Heather Edmonds. Please provide a brief description of the program, the total funding amount, the application deadline, grant website, and a direct contact for more information.


Current Opportunities

Aging and Disability Vaccination Collaborative

Led by USAging, the Aging and Disability Vaccination Collaborative will distribute funding to enable organizations across the aging and disability networks to perform an array of vaccination promotion activities. Organizations selected for funding will host community vaccine clinics, provide in-home vaccinations, provide transportation to vaccination sites, and will conduct outreach and education to older adults and people with disabilities among other activities.

Local organizations, including Area Agencies on Aging, Centers for Independent Living and a broad range of aging and disability organizations, may apply to receive funding.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Register to access the application at


Community Heart & Soul Seed Grant Program

The Community Heart & Soul Seed Grant Program provides $10,000 in funding for resident-driven groups in small cities and towns to start the Community Heart and Soul model. Grant funding requires a $10,000 cash match from the participating municipality or a partnering organization. The grant determinations are made on a rolling basis until all grants have been awarded.

Application deadline: Ongoing


Recently Closed Opportunities


NCMM Ready-to-Launch Pilot Grant

The 2023 Ready-to-Launch Grants, funded by the FTA, of up to $75,000 will allow communities to pilot a promising mobility solution, the development of which was inspired and informed by the results of community research. The solution being proposed must be a new idea, not the expansion or continuation of an existing service. The solution also must address transportation equity with regard to low-income, elderly, and/or underserved individuals.

Application deadline: November 23, 2022

America Walks 2022 Community Change Grants

This program will award 15 grantees $1,500.00 in community grants for projects related to creating healthy, active, and engaged places to live, work, and play. Projects must demonstrate increased physical activity and active transportation in a specific community, work to engage people and organizations new to the efforts of walking and walkability, and demonstrate a culture of inclusive health and design.

Application deadline:  October 10, 2022


Quality of Life Grants Program

The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation National Paralysis Resource Center announces grant funding opportunities through its 2022 2nd Cycle Direct Effect and Priority Impact Quality of Life grants initiatives. Applications are welcome from nonprofit organizations with IRS 501(c)(3) status, municipal and state governments, school districts, recognized tribal entities, and other institutions such as community or veterans hospitals. Transportation grants are now only available as Direct Effect Tier 1 grants of up to $25,000.

Visit the Reeve Foundation website for an overview of the QOL grants program and the QOL grant application process. Please be sure to read the Eligibility Criteria and Funding Restrictions and Application and Program Guidelines (Direct Effect and Priority Impact) also available on our website.

Application deadline: October 13, 2022

National Center for Mobility Management

National Center for Mobility Management (NCMM), supported by the Federal Transit Administration, is  accepting applications for its Community Mobility Design Challenge 2022 grant. These grants will support communities in researching and creating innovative mobility solutions for community members who face transportation barriers in advancing their personal well-being. Grants of up to $25,000 will be available.

Application deadline: July 15, 2022


Community Care Corps

The Community Care Corps is accepting proposals for a new round of grants through a Request for Proposals process. Community Care Corps seeks to fund projects that foster innovative volunteer models that support older adults, adults with disabilities and family caregivers to maintain their independence, health and well-being in communities across the country. Community Care Corps program is administered by the Oasis Institute with support from USAging, Caregiver Action Network (CAN) and Altarum with funding from the Administration for Community Living (ACL).

Application deadline: July 8, 2022


Cares – UNC-Chapel Hill School of Social Work 

Cares at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Social Work has been contracted by North Carolina Money Follows the Person (MFP) to oversee an initiative titled, Building Capacity for Home & Community Based Services through Collective Impact. Funding for this project comes from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and is aimed at addressing areas of concern in building communities that are inclusive of people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), physical disabilities, and older adults with support needs. Awards will be given in the following focus areas:

  • Affordable accessible housing
  • Transportation
  • Direct support workers
  • Natural supports

Application deadline: March 23, 2022


2022 AARP Community Challenge

The AARP Community Challenge provides small grants to fund quick-action projects that can help communities become more livable for people of all ages. This year, applications will be accepted for projects to improve public spaces; housing; transportation; civic engagement; diversity, equity and inclusion; support efforts to build engagement for programs under new federal laws; and other innovative ideas that support people age 50 or older.

Application deadline: March 22, 2022 at 5:00 PM ET


National Center for Mobility Management

The National Center for Mobility Management 2021 Ready-to-Launch Grants funded by the FTA, of up to $75,000 will allow communities to pilot a promising mobility solution, the development of which was inspired and informed by the results of community research. The applicant organization must be a non-profit or a government agency that is able to receive, or be a subrecipient of, federal funding.

Application deadline: October 15, 2021 at 11:59 PM ET