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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

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. The program is intended to help communities make immediate improvements and jump-start long-term progress.

Application deadline: March 15, 2023


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