Funding Opportunities

Recent Funding Opportunities to Expand Access to Competitive Integrated Employment (CIE) for Individuals with Disabilities

U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy

These opportunities are provided through the work of multiple federal agencies providing services to individuals with disabilities, including:

  • Administration for Community Living (ACL), HHS
  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), HH
  • Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA), ED
  • Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), ED
  • Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), ED

Learn more about these opportunities: https://tinyurl.com/CompetitiveIntegratedEmploy

Policy and Advocacy

Tufts Health Plan Foundation

Overview:

Building communities that are responsive to the needs of older people is essential if our society is to remain relevant and responsive to this growing population. Responsive societies rely on the contributions of everyone; older people are an asset and contribute their experience and knowledge to our communities. Tufts Health Plan Foundation will make investments that promote healthy living across the life span with an emphasis on older people. We will move communities toward achieving age-friendly policies and practices that are relevant, focus on under-represented communities and include older people in the process.

Engaging in policy and advocacy is essential to building healthy communities. Tufts Health Plan Foundation supports policy and/or systems-level change leading to age-friendly communities.

Advocacy includes purposeful and intentional activities to educate and inform decision-makers as well as activities that involve older people as essential stakeholders in policy and systems change. Organizing efforts should recognize older people as important assets to community and ensure their voices are elevated and heard. Organizing work should promote policies leading to age-friendly communities.

Proposals should:

  • Impact healthy aging
  • Be inclusive (i.e., engage older people)
  • Increase equity, especially for communities of color
  • Be collaborative

Timeline:

  • Information Session Webinar: Tuesday, June 15, 2021, 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. (New date added)
  • Letters of Intent Due Friday, July 23, 2021
  • Notification of Invitation Friday, August 20, 2021
  • Full Proposals Due Friday, October 1, 2021
  • Notification of Award Friday, December 17, 2021
  • Grant Period January 1 – December 31

Register for webinar: https://tinyurl.com/TuftsInfoWebinar

More information: https://tinyurl.com/TuftsPolicyAndAdvoacy