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Other Grant Opportunitites

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 Rachel Beyerle. Please provide a brief description of the program, the total funding amount, the application deadline, grant website, and a direct contact for more information.

Closed Opportunities

Elizabeth Dole Foundation Hidden Heroes Fund

The Elizabeth Dole Foundation is providing Hidden Heroes grants to registered 501(c)3 organizations to support innovative programs that make an impact on the lives of American military and veteran caregivers.

The Hidden Heroes Fund focuses on funding projects for:
• Caregiver Case Management
• Employment and Workplace Support
• Mental Health
• Respite

Applications that use the Foundation’s RAND study data and the Military and Veteran Caregiver Experience Map as part of project design and implementation are encouraged.

Deadline: Applications are due no later than April 5, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern.

Wintermission Winter City Vanguard Program 

8 80 Cities is accepting proposals for Wintermission project partners in three U.S. cities. 8 80 Cities will support these partners to become national leaders in winter city planning, design, and programming. These cities will become Winter City Vanguards, and work with 8 80 Cities and other partners to:

1. Lead a city-wide conversation about public life and social isolation in winter
2. Implement winter city pilot projects
3. Develop a unique winter city strategy

We encourage applications from teams of community leaders that are committed to making their city a vibrant, connected, and accessible place to live in winter.

Winter City Vanguard teams will receive:

  • Technical assistance to implement winter-based pilot projects and develop a Winter City Strategy
  • Up to $15,000 to cover material expenses to implement pilot projects
  • An all-expenses-paid trip for three team members to attend the Winter Cities Shake Up conference in Saskatoon, SK on January 23-26, 2019
  • Ongoing capacity-building and mentorship opportunities from global leaders in winter city building

Deadline: November 29, 2018, at 23:59 pm EST


Inclusive Planning Projects Funding
The Community Transportation Association along with its partners the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging and the Institute for Community Inclusion of the University of Massachusetts-Boston is pleased to announce the availability of a new round of funding for local inclusive planning projects. CTAA, with financial support from the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living, and in collaboration with other federal and national partners, is making available grants of up to $35,000 each for up to 20 organizations for a six-month period. The new projects are expected to adopt inclusive strategies that fit their communities and build upon learning from previous projects. It is anticipated that the experience from these grants will add to the knowledge garnered from previous project and help to build recognition and support for inclusive planning across the U.S.

Learn more about the grants. 

The mission of this project, sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Community Living (ACL) in collaboration with the Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration, is to demonstrate the value that inclusive processes can bring to coordinated transportation efforts


Mobility on Demand On-Ramp Proposals. The Shared Use Mobility Center (SUMC) is seeking proposals from providers of public transportation for the Mobility on Demand On-Ramp program: 12 months of in-depth technical assistance and support for entities that provide public transportation to advance ideas for mobility on demand (MOD) solutions. The On-Ramp has been developed through a cooperative agreement with the Federal Transit Administration. Up to six applicants will participate.

Recipients will receive technical support.  
Application Deadline: March 21, 2018 by 11:59 p.m. Eastern
For More Information: Listen to an informational webinar recording.
For further questions, see the Program Description and the On-Ramp FAQ page, or contact SUMC at

2017 Community Change Micro Grants. This program awards up to $1,500 to fund or help to catalyze smaller-scale, low-cost projects and programs that increase the prevalence of walking, expand the diversity of people and organizations working to advance walkability, and help to make walking safer, easier, and more fun for all community members.

  • Total Funding Amount: Up to $1,500
  • Application Deadline: November 10, 2017, by 5pm Eastern
  • For More information: Please contact Heidi Simon at with questions.


Creative Placemaking Grants from Transportation for America.  After working closely with Nashville, Portland and San Diego over the last few years, Transportation for America is seeking to award $50,000 (each) to creative placemaking projects in three new cities that engage residents, attract the attention of local public works and transportation agencies, and spark new conversations that bring more people to the table to plan and implement new transportation investments. They are especially committed to funding collaborative projects that expand transportation opportunities and local control for low-income people, recent immigrants, and people of color living in communities that have experienced disproportionate disinvestment and disconnection.


2017 Designing for Inclusive Health Micro Grant. The America Walks and the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD) – Lakeshore Foundation micro grant program will award grantees up to $1,500.00 for projects related to supporting disability inclusion strategies that make healthier choices the easier choices for all people in areas where they may live, learn, work, play, pray, and receive care. The program’s purpose is to accelerate disability inclusion programmatic, policy, systems, and environmental improvements that increase access and opportunities for walking and walkable communities—with a principal focus on disability inclusion and accessibility. This micro grant program aims to recognize, support and grow efforts around designing communities for inclusive health.


Tufts Health Plan Foundation. Tufts Health Plan Foundation funds projects serving communities in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. The Foundation offers “Systems and Best Practices”  grants to support nonprofit organizations in their work to improve systems and best practices that influence and ultimately result in healthy communities and age-friendly cities. The Foundation will fund activities in Health and Wellness, Workforce Development, Purposeful Engagement, and Field and Capacity Building that will: Improve or build systems to support healthy living with an emphasis on the systems that are serving older adults; Bring organizations together to collaboratively achieve broader impact and change; Scale efforts to address community needs.

America Walks and the Every Body Walk! Collaborative Micro Grants. This program will award grantees up to $1,500.00 for projects related to increasing walking and walkability. Walkable communities lead to improved safety and health for community members of all backgrounds. They encourage broad involvement by all in the design and planning process and are places where safe, accessible and delightful opportunities to be physically active are available to everyone. Neighbors in walkable communities are engaged with each other and schools, jobs and other valuable resources are within close proximity to where people live.  Most importantly, walking and walkability can help to bridge community divides and overcome existing disparities.

  • Total Funding Amount: Up to $1,500
  • Application Deadline: November 18, 2016, by 5pm Eastern
  • For More information: Please contact Heidi Simon at with questions.


2017 Walkability Action Institute. Request for Funding Applications to the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s 2017 Walkability Action Institute now open! NACDD/CDC will choose 10 cross-disciplinary MPO-level teams (or other similar regional entities like RPO, TPO, or RCOG) for assistance to attend this April event in Decatur, Georgia. The Walkability Action Institute will provide teams with the most up-to-date academic and applied learning methods, and will reinforce and support implementation of significant national public health policy statements promoting walking and walkability, such as Step It Up! — The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities (SGCTA). NACDD and CDC are interested in applicant teams who can commit to all project deliverables outlined in this request for funding assistance (RFA) and produce measurable PSE outcomes after attending the action institute. Teams must include the 4 required members: public health, transportation, planning, & elected official, and can include up to two additional members.

  • Total Funding Amount: Up to $7,304 per team
  • Application Deadline: November 30, 2016 by 11:59pm Eastern
  • For More information: Karma Edwards at


Transportation to Dialysis Centers: Health/Transportation Policy Intersection: TRB’s Transit Cooperative Research Program has issued an RFP to quantify the current and projected demand and associated costs of transportation for kidney dialysis in the United States and identify current effective practices and new strategies for funding and providing transportation for dialysis.

  • Total Funding Amount Available: $350,000
  • Application Deadline: Proposals (20 single-bound copies) are due not later than 4:30 p.m. on 7/13/2016
  • For More Information:  Dianne S. Schwager, Phone: 202/334-2969, Email: