Funding Opportunities- October 17, 2014

Ladders of Opportunity Grant Program Connecting Seniors to Public Transportation
The National Center on Senior Transportation (NCST) is inviting applications for a new
Ladders of Opportunity Grant Program entitled, Connecting Seniors to Public Transportation.  This competitive grant program will provide funding to communities to develop and test interventions designed to encourage and facilitate increased access and usage of public transportation and mobility options by older adults to support successful aging.
Funded projects will be required to partner with one of several national initiatives that support aging in place and currently operate in numerous local communities nationwide, specifically: Care Transitions; Chronic Disease Self-Management Programs; Housing with Services Programs such as Section 202 Housing for the Elderly, Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities (NORCs) or Villages; Long Term Services and Supports Programs.  Information about these initiatives is included in the RFP.
Grants will be awarded to 5 communities at a maximum of $20,000 each for approximately 5 months (late December 2014-May 31, 2015).
For detailed information on this opportunity please review the RFP below.
All proposals must be submitted on-line or by email at no later than 11:59 pm on November 7, 2014 

Grant to support smoke and tobacco free community colleges:
Legacy, a national public health organization dedicated to reducing tobacco use, is now currently accepting applications for the Smoke-Free and Tobacco-Free Community College Grant Initiative.  Grants of up to $5,000 will be available to 100 public community colleges across the country to support their efforts to advocate for, adopt, and implement a 100% smoke-free or 100% tobacco-free policy. The deadline for applications is November 6, 2014 at 6:00pm EST.

  • Initial grants are for one year.
  • Upon invitation, awardees may apply for up to two additional years of funding at $5,000 per year.
  • Awardees will receive technical assistance throughout the grant award period.

For more information including the grant guidelines, frequently asked questions, and link to the online application, please visit our website at There are resources and tips for applying on our blog. In addition, please feel free to share or forward this information to anyone who may be interested.



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