Volume 17 | Issue 18 | May 4, 2022
Generations This Week
News for Advocates of Children, Youth and Older Adults from Generations United
May is National Foster Care Month & Older Americans Month
The Children's Bureau's National Foster Care Month 2022 campaign "Relative and Kin Connections: Keeping Families Strong" recognizes the important role that members from all parts of child welfare play in supporting children, youth, and families. Learn more about this year's theme on strengthening relative and kin connections and the positive impact these relationships have on maintaining family and cultural ties for children and youth in foster care. Learn more.
Every May, the Administration for Community Living (ACL) leads the nation’s observance of Older Americans Month (OAM). In 2022, ACL is focusing on aging in place – how older adults can plan to stay in their homes and live independently in their communities for as long as possible. The 2022 theme is "Age My Way," an opportunity for all of us to explore the many ways older adults can remain in and be involved with their communities. Learn more.
ICYMI - Keeping the Spark of Activism Alive Conversation Recording
In case you missed it, the recording from our event last week, Keeping the Spark of Intergenerational Activism Alive, is now available. The intergenerational conversation was hosted by Juan Williams and featured panelists from the Stories of Atlantic City intergenerational storytelling project. Watch the recording.
HFC's #HumansOfDementia Storytelling Contest is back for its third year!
If you're a high school or college student, we invite you to join the Humans of Dementia movement. All you have to do is profile someone who is living with or has passed from Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia. You can use written or photo storytelling - a winner will be selected from each category. The deadline for submission is May 15. ⁠Learn more about the contest today! 
Advisory Group on Diverse Intergenerational Programs
Generations United is thrilled to put a spotlight on our Advisory Group on Diverse Intergenerational Programs. This stellar group of intergenerational practitioners, researchers, and experts from across the country are working alongside Generations United as we work to elevate and promote quality intergenerational programs that are inclusive and culturally, racially, and ethnically diverse. Learn more about the Advisory Group and our Diverse Intergenerational Programs Initiative.
New Intergenerational Center for Arts & Wellness Coming in 2023
Congratulations to Senior Services in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on breaking ground on their Intergenerational Center for Arts & Wellness last week. The building will bring the generations together in new, exciting, and creative ways. Learn more.
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. Take the survey today.
Cool Idea - Raising Men & Women Lawn Care Service
"Raising Men & Women Lawn Care Service is the union of an ordinary yard maintenance service and the commitment to establish an inspiring program to keep our youth (girls & boys) on a positive path while learning and understanding their value in society. RMLCS/RWLCS provides free lawn care to our elders, those who are disabled, single mothers, and our veterans, who do not have the time, resources, and/or money to take care of their yards." To learn more, visit their website or watch their video on how they got started.
Webinar: Creating Partnership in Kinship Treatment Foster Care
On Wednesday, May 25, 2022, from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time, the Capacity Building Center for States is hosting a virtual event, “Creating Partnership in Kinship Treatment Foster Care.” May is National Foster Care Month, and this year’s theme is “Relative and Kin Connections: Keeping Families Strong.” This event will highlight a Treatment Family Care pilot program in North Carolina and research from the African American Families and Kinship Care Lab at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. Register today. Questions? Contact Chris King at chris.king@icf.com.
Thank You to Our Members and Supporters
A very special thank you to St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care for their continued membership. 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 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, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. PT. 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.

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.

SSI for Children Information Sheets (available in English and Spanish), developed by SAMHSA SOAR (SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access and Recovery) TA Center, present SOAR-specific information about the disability application process for children in an engaging, easy-to-understand manner. Tips are provided for how each community system can contribute and assist in the application process. 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.

"I enjoy talking to young people…There's an energy that they have and a hopefulness that they have, that is kind of like striking a match, and there's warmth from it."

Ms. Belinda Manning, Artist, Activist & Participant in Stories of Atlantic City's Intergenerational Storytelling Project

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