Volume 17 | Issue 26 | June 29, 2022
Generations This Week
News for Advocates of Children, Youth and Older Adults from Generations United
Generations United Leader Backs More Grandfamilies Support During Senate Aging Hearing
Generations United Executive Director Donna Butts and GRAND Voice Gail Engel spoke before the Senate Special Committee on Aging last Thursday about the importance of bolstering support for grandfamilies.
We thank Committee Chair, Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA), Ranking Member, Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) and the entire committee for the amazing opportunity. Here’s a link to the video & testimony text:
The Grandfamilies and Kinship Families: Strengths and Challenges Fact Sheet is now available in Spanish! Acceda a esta hoja informativa, Grandfamilies y Kinship Families: Fortalezas y Desafíos. Access both the Spanish and English versions of this fact sheet on their landing page on the Generations United website.

The Network is accepting individual technical assistance (TA) requests from professionals who work in systems or organizations that serve kinship families. Fill out the contact form to request assistance. Learn more 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.
Thank You to Our Members and Supporters
Thank you to Julie & John Tippens as well as Donna Butts & Bill Libro for their donations in honor of Ned Carey & Lin Hiley's wedding! Consider making a donation today to help unleash the potential of a society that values all generations. If you're an organization, join us!
Cultures United
Comedy legends Steve Martin and Martin Short are joined by singer/actress Selena Gomez to play a sleuthing intergenerational trio of neighbors trying to solve a murder mystery while chronicling their efforts on their own podcast in a second season of Only Murders In The Building. Learn more.

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.
ACL’s Commit to Connect Initiative Launches an Intergenerational Community of Practice
Are you looking for ways to partner with other organizations to promote social connectedness through shared programming with young and older persons? Submit your application to join other service providers as they share and gain wisdom on how intergenerational programming can support social connectedness. Learn more and apply now! Applications are due by July 13.
Intergenerational Outdoor School Creates Teachable Moments
Penn State University's Intergenerational Outdoor School (IOS) is a residential education program that pairs fourth through sixth grade students with older adults during a four-day adventure to learn about nature and each other as well as their commitment to caring for the environment. Learn more.

Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert
Learn How To Better Support Kinship Families TODAY
Discover how the National Training & Development Curriculum can support kinship families and their unique needs. How does a kinship caregiver provide support to their child while also parenting their grandchild? Join the conversation TODAY at 2 p.m. ET via Zoom to see how NTDC can help to address this and many other questions. Join here.
Think Intergenerational - Funding Opportunities
Power of Youth Challenge: Serve This Summer Grants are available to young people who are currently residing in the United States and between the ages of 13 and 19 years old. The grants support service projects that are youth-led and respond to an identified need in your community. Projects should not be overtly political in nature and/or relate to a specific political party. Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. Learn more.

The Community Heart & Soul Seed Grant Program provides $10,000 in startup funding for resident-driven groups in small cities and towns across the United States to implement the Community Heart & Soul model. Grant funding requires a $10,000 cash match from the participating municipality or partner organization. Applying organizations must be from communities with populations of 2,500 to 30,000. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until all grants have been awarded. Visit the Community Heart & Soul website to download the Seed Grant Program guidelines. Learn more.

The Tepa Native American Scholarship Fund was established to build personal and lasting relationships with students who will become the future leaders in Native American communities and possibly with the Tepa Companies, which are wholly owned subsidiaries of the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians. The application deadline is June 30, 2022. Learn more.

The National Endowment for the Arts is accepting applications for Grants for Arts Projects and Our Town. The Grants for Arts Projects program supports public engagement with, and access to, various forms of art across the nation, the creation of art, learning in the arts at all stages of life, and the integration of the arts into the fabric of community life. Our Town supports activities that integrate arts, culture, and design into local efforts that strengthen communities. The application deadline for Grants for Arts Projects is July 7, 2022. Learn more about Grants for Arts Projects. The application deadline for Our Town is August 4, 2022. Learn more about Our Town.

Born This Way Foundation is offering eligible community organizations grants ranging between $25,000 – $50,000. Organizations are invited to submit via this Google Form or email KiC@bornthiswayfoundation.org if you have any questions. Proposals are due by 12 PM PST on Friday, July 8.

Community Care Corps is a national program that works to increase the number of volunteer programs available at the local level to provide non-medical care to older adults, persons with disabilities, and family caregivers. Community Care Corps has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for innovative local models in which volunteers assist family caregivers or directly assist older adults or adults with disabilities with non-medical care to maintain their independence. The application deadline is July 8, 2022. Learn more.

The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) and the Office of Minority Health (OMH) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services have released a funding opportunity called Community-Driven Approaches to Address Factors Contributing to Structural Racism in Public Health. The application deadline is July 15, 2022. Learn more.

The Arts Programs for Justice-Involved Youth initiative supports high-quality arts programs to help reduce juvenile delinquency, recidivism, or other problem and high-risk behaviors. Arts programs include, but are not limited to, painting, sculpting, drama, digital media, film, music, dance, singing, and creative writing. Goals include developing or expanding high-quality community-based art programs for justice-involved youth in underserved areas, and developing or expanding high-quality, culturally relevant and responsive art programs for justice-involved racial and ethnic minority youth. Applications are due to grants.gov by July 18, 2022. The JustGrants deadline is August 1, 2022.

Nellie Mae Education Foundation's Rapid Response Fund Centering Joy: Celebrating LGBTQIA+ Youth and Their Allies will support projects that provide space for LGBTQIA+ youth to take a deep breath, to celebrate, to rejuvenate, to connect with allies, to experience solace and community, to belong and be affirmed in their full humanity, and to build a vision for the future. Grant must respond to urgent needs. New England community-based organizations & K-12 public schools are eligible for up to $20,000 grants. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until July 21, 2022. Learn more.

Looking Out Foundation helps empower those with no voice. The Foundation supports nonprofits nationwide that address the ever-changing needs of the human race, including disadvantaged youth; public health; community development; women/gender equality; the environment, including environmental education; the arts; human and civil rights; and the hungry and the homeless. Grants range from $1,000 to $5,000. Applications are due Feb. 1 and August 1, annually. Learn more.

USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) announced a $20 million cooperative agreement funding opportunity for an academic or nonprofit organization to improve participation and retention in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, commonly known as WIC. The application deadline is August 1, 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 a new issue that includes the results from the GrOW national study on grandfamilies navigating Covid-19.
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.

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 There is also an accompanying fact sheet. Both are available in English and Spanish. 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.
“We often hear about stepping outside ourselves, but rarely about stepping outside our generation.”
― Criss Jami
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The cover of the Spring 2022 edition of GRAND Magazine, featuring a photograph of Maria Shriver