AARP 2018 Community Challenge Grant Opportunity

  
April 9, 2018 | AARP's 2018 Community Challenge Grant Opportunity |
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AARP’s work on livable communities supports the efforts of neighborhoods, towns, cities and counties nationwide to become great places for people of all ages. AARP believes that communities should provide safe, walkable streets; affordable and accessible housing and transportation options; access to needed services; and opportunities for residents to participate in community life.

In 2017, AARP launched the first AARP Community Challenge and funded 88 efforts representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Those projects improved housing, public spaces and transportation. The Community Challenge grant program is an important part of AARP’s work to promote livable communities, in which we support the efforts of neighborhoods, towns, cities and counties nationwide to become great places for people of all ages. The program is open to nonprofit community organizations and government entities;  other types of organizations will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  

AARP invites you to apply to the AARP Community Challenge for grant funding for “quick-action” projects that can help your community become more livable for all ages. Applications will be accepted from March 21 until May 16, 2018 at 5 p.m. ET for small grants to improve housing, transportation, public spaces and other community elements. Visit www.AARP.org/CommunityChallenge to learn more and apply.

For the 2018 AARP Community Challenge, AARP will be focusing efforts in four categories:

  • delivering a range of transportation and mobility options through permanent or temporary solutions to increase connectivity, walkability, bikeability and access to public and private transit,
  • creating vibrant public places through permanent or temporary solutions that improve open spaces, parks and access to other amenities,
  • supporting the availability of a range of housing through permanent or temporary solutions that increase accessible and affordable housing options, and
  • other innovative projects to improve the community.

The program is open to nonprofit community organizations and government entities; other types of organizations will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  

Sample Application and Budget Outline
Examples of 2017 Funded Projects by Category

Questions? Email Communitychallenge@aarp.org.
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