Today, AARP announced three Connecticut entities will receive 2020 Community Challenge grants – part of the largest number of grantees to date with more than $2.4 million awarded among 184 organizations nationwide. Grantees will implement “quick-action” projects to create more livable communities across all 50 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Here in Connecticut, projects funded include:
“We are incredibly proud to partner with Connecticut’s grantees as they work to make immediate improvements in their communities, encourage promising ideas and jumpstart long-term change,” shared AARP Connecticut State Director Nora Duncan. “Our goal at AARP Connecticut is to support the efforts of our communities to be great places for people of all backgrounds, ages and abilities and the coronavirus pandemic has only underscored the importance of this work.”
All projects are expected to be completed by December 18, 2020, and are designed to achieve one or more of the following outcomes:
The Community Challenge grant is administered on a nationwide level, but AARP Connecticut also sponsors a state-level livable communities grant program every year. AARP Connecticut will announce its 2020 Livable Communities Grant Program in the fall. Winners of these grants will be awarded up to $2,500. Email email@example.com to receive information about the 2020 Connecticut Livable Communities Grant Program.
The Community Challenge grant program is part of AARP’s nationwide Livable Communities initiative, which helps communities become great places to live for residents of all ages. View the full list of grantees and their project descriptions at www.aarp.org/communitychallenge and view an interactive map of all of the Community Challenge projects and AARP’s livable communities work at www.aarp.org/livable.
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