The Age-Friendly Minnesota (AFMN) Council, in collaboration with the MN Department of Human Services, is offering Technical Assistance Provider (TAP) Grants and Community Grants to help communities and organizations to work on age-friendly projects and become better places for all Minnesotans to grow older.

The Council is committed to making Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) the foundation of AFMN, including this grants program. TAP Grants are designed to help AFMN Community Grant applicants who have limited experience and/or capacity related to applying for grant funding and carrying out grant-funded projects. TAP Grantees advise and support both AFMN Community applicants/grantees as well as other communities working on Age-Friendly initiatives.

Future iQ is one of nine Minnesota organizations selected to be a TAP Grantee for the AFMN TAP Grant Program. The grant period runs from January 4, 2023 – June 30, 2024. Future iQ will advise and guide the following organizations through their AFMN Community Grant process:

  • City of Winona, MN – Parks and Recreation Department
  • Great River Passage Conservancy
  • MN Center for Healthcare Ethics
  • University of St. Thomas
  • Volunteers of America of Minnesota

A second aspect of the TAP Grant involves the preparation and delivery of in-person and recorded educational sessions as part of AFMN events and conferences. The sessions are intended to help build the capacity of Community Grantees and other entities in Minnesota. Future iQ’s first presentations will occur at the AFMN 2023 Conference + Regional Exchanges that will take place September 27-29, 2023.