Volume 17 | Issue 22 | June 1, 2022
Generations This Week
News for Advocates of Children, Youth and Older Adults from Generations United
Generations United’s Statement on Tragedies in Buffalo and Uvalde
Last week, Generations United released a statement on the tragedies in Buffalo and Uvalde. We stand with and mourn with the grieving families and communities. We must not become numb but, instead, act more urgently to enact solutions, because we’re stronger together. Read the full statement.
May was Mental Health Awareness Month
Yesterday, on the last day of the month, the White House released "FACT SHEET: Biden-⁠Harris Administration Highlights Strategy to Address the National Mental Health Crisis." The opening sentence of the release notes that the mental health issues in our country impact "people of all ages." Additionally, the statement specifically refers to the Supporting Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Advisory Council, explaining that the work of this group will be considered as part of a National Caregiving Strategy that will be submitted to Congress.
A graphic showing two hands surrounding a brain, with the words "mental health matters" curving around the image
Webinar: Pursuing the Full-Service Community Schools Federal Grant and Other Funding to Braid, Blend, and Sustain Funding for Community Schools
A graphic in the shape of a heart, with the heart made up of images of various school supplies (backpacks, notebooks, pens and pencils, paints and paintbrushes, calculators and protractors, globes, scissors, and graduation caps)
On Friday, June 3 at 11:00 a.m. ET, the Coalition for Community Schools and the Institute for Educational Leadership are hosting a webinar to identify key federal, state, and local funding sources that can be leveraged for Community Schools and to discuss how to approach a process of blending and braiding this funding to help sustain it. Hear from speakers from the U.S. Department of Education on the Full-Service Community Schools grant, which is opening an application in a few weeks, as well as leaders from the University of Pennsylvania’s Netter Center for Community Partnerships. Anyone who is interested in learning how to start and sustain funding for Community Schools is welcome to attend. Learn more and register to attend.
The Grandfamilies & Kinship Families: Strengths and Challenges Fact Sheet is now available. An updated version of a longstanding resource put forth by Generations United and previously supported by The Brookdale Foundation, this document is designed to serve as a general resource for anyone who is interested in learning more about grandfamilies and kinship families. The end of the document contains links to additional resources. A Spanish-language version is coming soon!

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.
Join the Shared Site Learning Network
With the support of The Eisner Foundation, Generations United's Shared Site Learning Network is bringing together practitioners who are interested in connecting with others about intergenerational shared sites. Our next meeting is on Tuesday, June 14 at 11:00 a.m. ET. We will explore strategies for evaluating your intergenerational programs and feature presentations by Dr. Shannon Jarrott, The Ohio State University College of Social Work, and Lois Peach, Ph.D. candidate at the University of Bristol.

Click here to join the network. All network members will receive the invitation to the meeting on June 14.
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. Take the survey today.
Culture United
My Day with Gong Gong, by Sennah Yee, is a children's book about a little girl and her grandpa. 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.
Image of the cover of "My Day with Gong Gong"
Thank You to Our Members and Supporters
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
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, and early applications were due by May 31. 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, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. PT. Learn more.

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. It 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 JustGrants deadline is June 6, 2022, at 8:59 p.m. ET. Learn more.

The Administration for Community Living in the Department of Health and Human Services is offering State Program Enhancement Grants to support approaches that build on advancements made under previous Lifespan Respite Care Program grants. Applications are due by June 14, 2022. Learn more.
The Administration for Community Living in the Department of Health and Human Services is also offering grants to new states and states re-establishing their core respite infrastructures. Applications are due by June 17, 2022. 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.

The Maternity Group Home program offers support to provide safe, stable, and appropriate shelter for pregnant or parenting youth. The focus is on youth ages 16 to under 22 and their dependent children for 18 months and, under extenuating circumstances, up to 21 months. Service providers must accommodate for the needs and safety of the dependent children, including facility safety standards for infants and children on the premises. Supported group homes may provide services including, but not limited to, parenting skills, child development, family budgeting, and health and nutrition education. The application deadline is June 27, 2022. 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.

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.

If you have—or know of—any intergenerational funding opportunities, please send them to gu@gu.org.
Think Intergenerational - Great Resources
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.

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.
"Solidarity between generations is fundamental for achieving a society for all ages."

UN Madrid Plan of Action
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The cover of the Spring 2022 edition of GRAND Magazine, featuring a photograph of Maria Shriver