Volume 17 | Issue 14 | April 6, 2022
Generations This Week
News for Advocates of Children, Youth and Older Adults from Generations United
Generations United in the Media
The piece "Low wages, high prices drive multigenerational living - but there's a housing shortage" cites Generations United in its discussion of the rise of multigenerational living.
A Black, multigenerational family poses for a photograph
Intergenerational Provisions in the President's 2023 Budget
On Monday, March 28, President Biden released his $5.8 trillion fiscal year 2023 (FY23) budget proposal. The president’s budget includes funding for many important programs and shows the administration's commitment to working on issues that impact all generations. Generations United summarized the provisions that are relevant to our policy priorities for the 117th Congress in this blog.
Register Today for Our Upcoming Webinar - Keeping the Spark of Activism Alive
Save the date and 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 on Thursday, April 28th at 3 p.m. ET. Register today!
Juan Williams
2023 Global Intergenerational Conference Survey
Generations United is planning our 2023 Global Intergenerational Conference, and we want to hear from you! Please respond to this brief survey by Wednesday, April 20th.
The Eisner Foundation Announces First NYC Grants
Congratulations to the first New York City grantees of The Eisner Foundation: Concerts in Motion, DOROT, Good+Foundation, Hamilton-Madison House, Health Advocates for Older People, Hudson Guild, NYU CHAI, Reading Partners - New York, SAGE, the YM & YWHA of Washington Heights and Inwood, United Neighborhood Houses, VISIONS, and Visiting Neighbors. Read more about the grantees here.
Connect with Donna at the On Aging Conference Next Week
Going to the On Aging Conference in New Orleans? Be sure to join Donna Butts, Executive Director of Generations United, for the Intergenerational Peer Group on Wednesday, April 13th at 6:00 p.m.CT You can also join other intergenerational sessions featuring Trent Stamp, Shannon Jarrott, and other colleagues throughout the week! Learn more.
Seeking Nominations for the Advisory Council to Support Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
The Administration for Community Living (ACL) is seeking nominations for individuals to serve on the Advisory Council to Support Grandparents Raising Grandchildren. ACL may select up to 10 non-federal members, including grandparents, other older relatives/kinship caregivers, and professionals in the field. Nominations must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. ET on April 11, 2022. See the solicitation on the Federal Register for more information.
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.
Culture United - "All from a Walnut"
The book cover of "All from a Walnut," showing a little girl and her grandfather looking at each other as they stand between two tall trees
"A moving, multigenerational story about love, family roots, and the cycle of life," written by Ammi-Joan Paquette and illustrated by Felicita Sala, this book recently celebrated its first anniversary.

Culture United highlights films, books, music, TV shows, and art 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. See disclaimer.
April is National Minority Health Month (NMHM)
On the left: National Minority Health Month: Give Your Community a Boost! minorityhealth.hhs.gov/nmhm
On the right: An image of a little girl kissing an older gentleman on the cheek
This year's NMHM theme is Give Your Community a Boost! This theme focuses on the continued importance of COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, as one of the strongest tools we can use to protect others from the COVID-19 pandemic that has disproportionately affected communities of color. The theme also supports the many other efforts happening across the country to advance health equity.

Visit the National Minority Health Month website in English and Spanish to find resources, events, shareable social media messages, graphics, and information to share with your networks about Give Your Community a Boost!
Listen to a Life Story Contest

The Legacy Project's 22nd Annual Listen to a Life Story Contest, in partnership with Generations United, is open for entries until April 15th. Youths 8 to 18 years old can win a keepsake art piece and a $100 cash prize by interviewing a grandparent or grandfriend 50 years old or older and writing a 300-word real-life story. Learn more.
An older woman speaks to two children
A series of graphics showing people of all ages engaging in all sorts of activities surrounds the words:
Global Intergenerational Week 2022
25 April - 1 May 2022 #IntergenerationalWeek
Global Intergenerational Week 2022

Join us in celebrating Global Intergenerational Week 2022 - April 25 - May 1! This 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. The campaign will celebrate good practice, ideas, moments, and opportunities local to us where different age groups come together and intergenerational friendships can be formed. Learn more and sign on as a supporter.
Children's Bureau Learning & Coordination Center Event: Addressing the Systemic Inequities that Stand in the Way of Children's Well-Being
Poverty, race, culture, or zip code should not predetermine a child’s school and life success. This digital dialogue will explore the historical roots and current practices and policies that may lead to racial disparities within early childhood and child welfare. Register to attend this event on Tuesday, April 19 at 2:00 p.m. ET.
Thank You to Our Members and Supporters
Consider making a donation today to help unleash the potential of a society that values all generations. If you're an organization, join us!
Think Intergenerational - Funding Opportunities
The Drug-Free Communities Support Program works to establish and strengthen collaboration among communities; public and private nonprofit agencies; and federal, state, local, and tribal governments to support the efforts of community coalitions working to prevent and reduce substance abuse among youth (up to 18 years of age). Applications are due by April 11, 2022. Learn more.

Partners for Places, an initiative of The Funders Network, creates opportunities for cities and counties in the United States and Canada to improve communities by building partnerships between local government leaders, community-led groups, and place-based local or regional funders. Currently, the focus is on equitable climate and green stormwater action in communities through collaborative partnerships. Applications are due by April 13, 2022. Learn more.

The Kubota Hometown Proud Grant Program will award five local revitalization grants of $100,000
each to nonprofits, cities, towns, or other municipalities that are within a 50-mile radius of an authorized
Kubota dealer. Applications are due by April 15, 2022. Learn more.

NEA Grants for Arts Projects (GAP) and Challenge America funding guidelines are now available on the National Endowment for the Arts’ website. The NEA supports projects that rebuild the creative economy and educate the next generation, unite and heal the nation through the arts, and serve the nation’s arts field, in any part of the nation’s 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. jurisdictions. Challenge America applications are due by April 21, 2022. GAP applications are due by July 7, 2022.

Encore.org will award four grants to new cogenerational initiatives and significantly expanded or deepened versions of existing programs that unite older and younger to serve together. This grant is only open to applicants who are current grantees or sponsors in any of the four AmeriCorps programs — State & National, VISTA, NCCC, or AmeriCorps Seniors. Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. PT on April 22, 2022. Learn More.

The Workforce Pathways for Youth demonstration grant from the U.S. Department of Labor's
Employment and Training Administration supports national out-of-school time organizations that serve
historically underserved and marginalized youth ages 14 to 21. These grants will place an emphasis on
age-appropriate workforce readiness programming to expand job training and workforce pathways for
youth. Applications are due by April 25, 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 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.

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
New Best Practices Publication from engAGED to Support Your Organization’s Social Engagement Efforts. Looking for tips and strategies to expand or enhance your social engagement offerings for older adults, people with disabilities, and caregivers? The newest publication from engAGED: The National Resource Center for Engaging Older Adults, What Works: Social Engagement Innovations and Best Practices, can help! This publication features 11 successful social engagement programs that employ a variety of social engagement interventions – including intergenerational programs from DOROT, ONEgeneration, and more! Learn more.
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.

"[W]hether consciously or unconsciously, everyone who takes on a project tied to social justice and equity is doing intergenerational work."

Yara Shahidi

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