Volume 16 | Issue 12 | March 24, 2021
Generations This Week
News for Advocates of Children, Youth and Older Adults from Generations United
Virtual Release of New Report on Multigeneratinal Living
Join Generations United on April 1 at 2 pm ET
for the virtual release of Family Matters: Multigenerational Living on the Rise and Here to Stay. This new report includes results of a recent national survey of multigenerational households, family profiles, and recommendations for how individuals and the private and public sectors can make it easier, more widespread, and acceptable so that the increasing number of multigenerational families can thrive. Learn more and register today.
In the News
  • The Imprint ran an article on a Texas lawmaker who wanted to give kin caregivers a raise. The article features our GRAND Voice Member Mercedes Bristol (in the photo with her grandkids) and also quotes Ana Beltran, co-director of our National Center on Grandfamilies. Learn more.
American Rescue Plan Act Provisions to Help Children, Youth, Older Adults and Families
President Biden recently signed the American Rescue Plan Act into law. The $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package provides immediate relief for children, older adults, and families; works to address the racial and economic injustices that COVID-19 has exacerbated; cuts child poverty in half in 2021; and creates a National Technical Assistance Center on Grandfamilies and Kinship Families. Generations United's grandfamilies created a breakdown of how this legislation helps grandparents and other relatives raising children. Learn more.
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Tweet of the Week
Cool Idea
Virtual Intergenerational Writers Workshop

This workshop is a collaboration between older adult volunteers from Culver City Senior Center and sixth graders from Turning Point School. The program, which started in 2010, went virtual because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Their preliminary Zoom meeting took place on Jan. 13. "The Intergenerational Writers Workshop is one of the highlights of the sixth-grade year at Turning Point," said Josh Lesser, who teaches Drama and Humanities. Learn more.
Got something cool you tried that was successful? Why not tweet your cool intergenerational ideas to #cooligideas. You can also post them to our Intergenerational Connections Facebook Group. We want to highlight innovative age-optimized programs and practices through our blog, social media and weekly e-newsletter! Share the inspiration.
Culture United
A Grandson's Gift — A Spotlight — For His Grandfather's WWII Band

Jason Burt, of Clarksburg, Calif., knew his grandfather played the trumpet in World War II. He had listened to stories about the 746th Far East Air Force Band boosting morale for servicemen on the front lines of the Philippines theater. But, for decades, the family hadn't seen his grandfather's vinyl recordings of the ensemble until 2019, when they were clearing out their grandparents' house. With the help of Grammy award-winning sound engineers, he digitized and prepared recordings of his grandfather, Richard Burt, playing trumpet in the 746th Far East Air Force Band. Learn more.
Culture United highlights films, books, music and TV shows with an intergenerational theme. Do you have any suggestions? Share them with us, and we'll share in the weeks and months to come. We welcome responses or reactions. We'll possibly feature them on our blog. See disclaimer.
Think Intergenerational - Funding Opportunities
NEW! Advancing Health Literacy to Enhance Equitable Community Responses to COVID-19. This initiative—which will award up to $4 million for projects in urban communities and up to $3 million for those in rural communities—seeks applications for projects to demonstrate the effectiveness of local government implementation of evidence-based health literacy strategies that are culturally appropriate to enhance COVID-19 testing, contact tracing and/or other mitigation measures (e.g., public health prevention practices and vaccination) in racial and ethnic minority populations and other socially vulnerable populations, including racial and ethnic minority rural communities. Deadline: April 20, 2021. Learn more.

NEW! AARP Community Challenge. Nonprofit organizations and government agencies may apply for grants for community-based projects to improve public spaces, housing, transportation, civic engagement, coronavirus recovery, diversity and inclusion, and more. Projects that demonstrate the ability to accelerate and sustain the community's livability for all, especially those 50 plus, and/or projects that focus on diversity and inclusion are of special interest. Grants will range from several hundred dollars for smaller short-term activities to several thousand or tens of thousands of dollars for larger projects. Deadline: April 14, 2021. Learn more.

NEW! Power of Youth Challenge. The Challenge provides young people (ages 13-19) across the U.S. with the opportunity to identify a need in their communities related to racial healing and apply for a $250 grant to support a (COVID-safe) service project. In addition to building their own leadership, service, and career skills, grant winners will have the opportunity to increase understanding, communication, caring, and respect within their communities through service projects that address racial division and injustice. Deadline: March 31, 2021. Learn more.

NEW! Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes. Each year, the Barron Prize honors 25 outstanding young leaders who have made a significant positive difference to people and the environment. The Prize welcomes applications from young people who are between the ages of eight and 18 (not yet age 19), permanent residents of and currently residing in the U.S. or Canada, and currently working on an inspiring service project, or have done so within the past 12 months. Winners each receive $10,000 to be applied to their higher education or to their service project, as well as recognition gifts, networking opportunities, and media coverage. Deadline: April 15, 2021. Learn more.

NEW! The Amphion Foundation. Grants are provided to publicly-supported nonprofit performing ensembles, presenters, festivals, and music service organizations that have a history of substantial commitment to contemporary concert music at a high level of excellence. In general, grants range between $1,000 and $7,500, although larger grants may be awarded to major performing organizations with an extraordinary commitment to contemporary concert music or a particularly significant project. Applying organizations must have been in existence for at least two years, and have completed two full seasons of programming prior to the time of application. Deadline: April 1, 2021. Learn more.

If you have—or know of—any intergenerational funding opportunities, please send them to gu@gu.org.
Think Intergenerational - Great Resources
Research & Resources
NEW! Relationships Check Tool. Use this tool from the Search Institute to see where your relationships with important young people in your life are particularly strong and where they can grow. You’ll receive actionable approaches and activities to strengthen relationships with young people. Learn more.

New Intergenerational Resources. This latest set of free resources, developed by Generations United with support from RRF-Foundation for Aging, aims to strengthen and expand intergenerational programs. The new publications—Making the Case for Intergenerational Programs, Fact Sheet: Intergenerational Programs Benefit Everyone, and Staying Connected While Staying Apart: Intergenerational Programs & the COVID-19 Pandemic—support the growing field of practice by increasing the knowledge and skills of people working to connect and support older adults, children, and youth. Learn more.

Fact sheet: Intergenerational Shared Sites includes updated information about these important program models and what we know about their impact. Learn more.

Federal Funding Opportunities for Intergenerational Shared Sites Chart is designed to share some federal funding sources that include—or could include—support for intergenerational shared sites. Learn more.

Generations United's 2020 State of Grandfamilies Report—Facing a Pandemic: Grandfamilies Living Together During COVID-19 and Thriving BeyondGrandfamily caregivers are the first line of defense for children during the pandemic, having stepped in when parents cannot raise them for many reasons, including cases where children's parents have died from the COVID-19 virus. Download the full report, watch Senator Sherrod Brown's acceptance speech, and listen to stories of grandfamilies impacted by COVID-19. Learn more.

Staying Healthy Across Generations: Vaccines are Essential for All Ages. Generations United's new infographic illustrates that vaccines aren't just for kids-they protect all generations- especially in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Staying up to date on vaccines for the flu, pneumonia and whooping cough are important to protect both older adults and children. Check it out.
Upcoming Events
WEBINAR: Respect, Inform and Trust: Communication Strategies to Improve #COVID-19 Vaccination Acceptance Among Older Adults. Join Generations United and Grantmakers in Aging on March 25, 2 pm ET, to explore a successful intergenerational vaccine campaign and a new effort to address vaccine hesitancy. Learn more.
Registration now open for Generations United's 2021 Virtual Conference! Dates: June 15-17, 2021. Learn more and register today.
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"I think of my life as a unity of circles. ...Sometimes the connections don't happen for years. But when they do, I marvel. As in a shimmering kaleidoscope, familiar patterns keep unfolding."~Dr. Dorothy Height, whose birthday is today; she would've been 109.
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