Volume 17 | Issue 16 | April 20, 2022
Generations This Week
News for Advocates of Children, Youth and Older Adults from Generations United
Generations United in the Media
Last week, The New York Times ran a story entitled "As Families Grieve, Grandparents Step Up." The article highlights grandfamilies, using statistics from Generations United and quoting Donna Butts, our executive director, to describe both the difficulties these families experience and the crucial support they can receive from kinship navigators.

Next Avenue also ran a story that featured Generations United and Donna, "Building Skills and a New Friendship - At Ages 96 and 19." Donna provides context for the article, explaining the value and rising popularity of intergenerational programs.
Meet Our New Staff - Welcome Jamarl D. Clark!
Jamarl D. Clark recently joined Generations United as the Assistant Director of our National Center on Grandfamilies, Jamarl is responsible for helping direct the Center’s work, including overseeing grandfamilies’ engagement, creating and ensuring the quality of the Center’s publications and resources, conducting federal advocacy, and leading the kinship navigator collaborative. Learn more about Jamarl.
Register Today for Our 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!
Remembering Tom Taylor
We learned recently that Tom Taylor, a former Generations United Seniors4Kids staff member, died in the fall of 2020 at age 93. Tom was an inspiration and role model to the staff, and all that knew him. To learn more about his legacy, read the tribute Donna Butts wrote for our blog.
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.
Take the Survey on Generations United's
2023 Global Intergenerational Conference
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.
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.
Webinar - Kinship Caregiving Options: Considerations for Caregivers
The American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law, Children's Defense Fund, and Generations United are offering a webinar, free of charge, on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET, to explore a new tool they have developed to help grandparents, other relatives, and close family friends who raise children when parents cannot. Kinship Caregiving Options: Considerations for Caregivers provides a broad, national overview about the choices and considerations to help caregivers both inside and outside the child welfare system make informed decisions about the caregiving pathways to pursue. You must register in advance to attend this webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email.
Kinship Navigator Applications for FY 2022 Federal Funding
The Administration for Children and Families has released the fiscal year 2022 application for kinship navigator funding. Applications are due by May 20. For more information, see the PDFs linked below.

Culture United - "Leave It to Geege"
April is Autism Acceptance Month, and this reality television show highlights a family in Georgia that is raising an autistic son. It is a family affair, including the mother, daughter, grandma, and close friends. 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.
A multigenerational family plays tug-of-war, with everyone on one side except one woman
Promotional photo from Lifetime.
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
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.
Thank You to Our Members and Supporters
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Think Intergenerational - Funding Opportunities
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 co-generational 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.

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 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
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.

"If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in."
- Rachel Carson

We want Generations This Week to be a resource for you. Please send us any national news on intergenerational issues in addition to upcoming conferences, funding opportunities, research, reports, and webinars. You can connect with other intergenerational enthusiasts through our Facebook group. Please also let us know how we can improve! Email us at gu@gu.org. We'd love to hear from you!
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