Volume 17 | Issue 17 | April 27, 2022
Generations This Week
News for Advocates of Children, Youth and Older Adults from Generations United
Generations United in the Media
Executive Director Donna Butts wrote a letter to the editor of The Washington Post to help raise awareness about the importance of grandfamilies. The letter was published online on Friday and appeared in print on Saturday.

Ana Beltran, the director of the Grandfamilies & Kinship Support Network, is quoted in an article that was published by KJZZ, "Kids who lost parents to COVID-19 are now being raised by grandparents."

An article in The Washington Informer, "The Stark Reality of Parents’ COVID Deaths – Grandparents Step In," refers to Generations United and quotes GRAND Voice Cassandra Gentry.
GRAND Voice Cassandra Gentry and her grandchildren
Register for Tomorrow's Webinar - "Keeping the Spark of Activism Alive"
Join Generations United for an intergenerational dialogue on civil rights and racial equity facilitated by author and journalist Juan Williams and featuring younger and older speakers from Stories of Atlantic City. This virtual event is free and open to the public and will take place tomorrow, Thursday, April 28th at 3 p.m. ET. Register today!
Grandfamilies & Kinship Support Network
Generations United's Grandfamilies & Kinship Support Network (Network) is accepting individual technical assistance (TA) requests from professionals who work in systems or organizations that serve kinship families, particularly those that focus on aging, child welfare, disability, education, housing, Medicaid/Medicare, nutrition/SNAP, and TANF. Please fill out the contact form to request assistance from our technical assistance specialist, Shalah Bottoms.

Read more about the Network in our two-pager, and sign up to access our resources!
The Network is supported by the Administration for Community Living (ACL), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $9,950,000 with 95 percentage funded by ACL/HHS and $523,684 and 5 percentage funded by non-government sources. The contents are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by ACL/HHS, or the U.S. Government.
Diverse Intergenerational Programs Survey
As part of Generations United’s Diverse Intergenerational Programs Initiative, we are conducting a survey to identify and learn more about programs and activities that connect younger and older people. We are especially interested in programs that engage or seek to engage participants from diverse communities. Surveys completed by May 1st will be entered into a drawing for a $100 Amazon gift card. Take the survey today.
Cool Idea - Global Intergenerational Week 2022!
Global Intergenerational Week is an international campaign connecting everyone who is passionate about everything intergenerational. In its third year, the week looks to inspire individuals, groups, organizations, governments, and NGOs to fully embrace intergenerational practice- connecting people of younger and older generations.

Check out the virtual and in-person programs that are happening in 11 countries this week, with events in 4 languages!

And be sure to register for our event, "Keeping the Spark of Activism Alive," a virtual intergenerational dialogue taking place tomorrow at 3 p.m. ET.
Text: "Global Intergenerational Week 2022 / April 25 - May 1 2022/ #IntergenerationalWeek"
Surrounding graphics include cartoon depictions of people of all ages engaged in various activities
Webinar: Identifying and Implementing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Strategies to Promote Cultural Humility & Awareness

Join the DETAC, along with the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), the Center for Leadership in Disability at Georgia State University, and the Washington Initiative for Supported Employment, to learn about resources and tips for a focused approach to building and implementing DEI to promote cultural humility and responsiveness. As grantees, supporting people from marginalized and underserved populations can be challenging without the right tools, especially when resources are scarce. Yet, there is a high need for cultural awareness and support when providing employment planning services. This webinar will help participants understand how to apply the shared resources and will further guide audience members to think through next steps in implementing some of the strategies presented. The webinar will take place on Tuesday, May 10, from 3:00-4:30 p.m. ET. Register now.

Contact AoDEmploymentTA@gmail.com with questions or to request accommodations for the webinar. 
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Think Intergenerational - Funding Opportunities
Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation: Legacy Grants will provide five $100,000 grants focused on education; youth health; athletics (specifically baseball or softball); and military, first responders, and their families. Proposals should focus on how these funds will improve the lives of children and families in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and/or Texas. Partnerships between nonprofit organizations are highly encouraged. In addition to nonprofits, school districts, municipalities, and athletic departments and organizations are eligible to apply. Letters of interest are due by April 30, 2022. Learn more.

The Foundation for Financial Planning awards grants to community-based organizations and nonprofit organizations nationwide to support the delivery of pro bono financial planning to populations who could not otherwise afford or access financial planning services. Online applications must be submitted by April 30, 2022. Learn more.

The MIT AgeLab’s Opportunities for Multigenerational Exchange, Growth and Action (OMEGA) is recognizing the efforts that teens are making to create multigenerational connections. High school juniors and seniors in the U.S. are eligible to apply. Applications are due May 15, 2022. Learn more.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service invite researchers from diverse academic disciplines and institutions to produce policy-relevant research on food policy; food retail markets; consumer behaviors related to food purchases and diet; and USDA nutrition assistance programs. Applications are due by May 16, 2022. Learn more.

The Administration for Children and Families in the Department of Health and Human Services has released the fiscal year 2022 application for kinship navigator funding. Applications are due by May 20. For more information, see the Program Instruction, Attachment A, and Attachment B.

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention in the Department of Justice is offering a grant called Reducing Risk for Girls in the Juvenile Justice System, which provides funding for communities to support girls who are involved in the juvenile justice system. There are two categories of funding available under this solicitation: (1) project sites and (2) training and technical assistance.
The Grants.gov deadline is May 23, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. ET. The Application JustGrants deadline is June 6, 2022 at 8:59 p.m. ET. Learn more.

The NIH Office of the Director has released a Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity to support one RADx Tribal Data Repository (TDR), which will provide a repository for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) data. Applications are due by May 25, 2022. Learn more.

The Gladys Brooks Foundation provides support to libraries, educational institutions, and hospitals and clinics in Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island. Funds support capital projects, including equipment and endowments. To apply, fill out an online Request Form. The form provides information on developing a Grant Proposal Letter, which must be submitted within two weeks of the Request Form. Grant Proposal Letters are accepted online until May 31, 2022. Learn more.

The Lewis Prize for Music has opened its 2023 Accelerator Awards application. Organizations that empower youth through music in after-school and out-of-school settings are encouraged to apply. The deadline is June 3, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. PT. Learn more.

The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health in the Department of Health and Human Services is offering a grant called Demonstrating Effective Policies to Promote Black Youth Mental Health. Applications are due by June 22, 2022. Learn more.

If you have—or know of—any intergenerational funding opportunities, please send them to gu@gu.org.
Think Intergenerational - Great Resources
New Resources and Research
GrandFamilies: The Contemporary Journal of Research, Practice and Policy has released its latest issue. Our own Ana Beltran, director of the Grandfamilies & Kinship Support Network, wrote one of the articles that is published in this edition of the journal. The issue is open-access.
Generations United Resources
Reinforcing a Strong Foundation: Equitable Supports for Basic Needs of Grandfamilies, the 2021 State of Grandfamilies in America Annual Report, includes updated national and state data on grandfamilies and key recommendations to address inequities and provide critical supports to serve grandfamilies well. Available in English and Spanish. Learn more.

Latino Grandfamilies: Helping Latino Children Thrive Through Connection to Culture and Family is a toolkit that is designed to give resources and tips to child welfare agencies, other government agencies, and nonprofit organizations so that they can better serve all Latino grandfamilies regardless of child welfare involvement. Available in English and Spanish. Learn more.

Sharing Our Space: A Toolkit for Developing and Enhancing Intergenerational Shared Sites is designed for individuals and organizations interested in creating an intergenerational shared site or enhancing services at their current site. Divided into 10 sections, the toolkit details every step of the development and operation process, from initial planning to sustaining long-term shared site programs. Learn more.

Making the Case for Intergenerational Programs provides rationale and facts to help make the case for intergenerational programs. It is based on a comprehensive review of the literature on intergenerational programs and highlights evidence-based findings on how intergenerational programs benefit everyone. Available in English and Spanish. Learn more.

Fact Sheet: Intergenerational Programs Benefit Everyone serves as a companion piece to Making the Case and provides a synthesized overview of the benefits. Available in English and Spanish. Learn more.

Staying Connected While Staying Apart: Intergenerational Programs & the COVID-19 Pandemic shares what we have learned about intergenerational engagement during the pandemic, including examples of inspiring intergenerational initiatives, tips for addressing the digital divide, and resources to help you get started or strengthen your intergenerational work. Learn more.

Staying Healthy Across Generations: Vaccines are Essential for All Ages is an infographic that 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 is important to protect both older adults and children. Check it out.

"Generations are not competitors for life’s satisfactions; they are partners in the search for well-being."
- Harold L. Sheppard

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