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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

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


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

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