Grants of up to $2,500 are available through the Maine Community Foundation to help communities be more supportive of older people’s health, well-being, and ability to age in the community. The grants will support community planning and development, as well as implementation of programs that increase opportunities for people over 60 to stay in their communities as they age.

According to Laura Lee, MaineCF senior program officer, any community that considers itself focused on helping older Mainers age in their communities may apply. Communities that are a part of AARP’s Network of Age Friendly Communities; the national Village to Village Network; Communities for All Ages; Livable Communities; and Dementia Friendly Community initiatives are also invited to apply.

The deadline for applications is Jan. 15, 2019. Grant awards will be announced in mid-March; grant-funded activities must being after April 1. For complete guidelines and priorities and to apply online, visit For more information about eligibility and/or fit of your project, contact Laura Lee at or 207-412-0838.