Español AARP is now accepting applications for the 2018 Community Challenge grant program to fund “quick-action” projects that spark change in local communities. The grant program, which is now in its second year, is part of AARP’s nationwide Livable Communities initiative, which aims to make communities great places to live for everyone.
The Community Challenge is open to 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4) and 501(c)(6) nonprofits and government entities. Other types of organizations will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The application deadline is 5 p.m. ET, May 16, 2018, and all projects must be completed by November 5, 2018. Applications must be submitted through AARP.org/CommunityChallenge.
Projects may range in scale from small, short-term activities costing hundreds of dollars to larger projects with budgets of a few thousand dollars. The program will accept applications in the following categories for 2018:
“The AARP Community Challenge Program is aimed at catalyzing change and improving the quality of life for people of all ages in communities nationwide,” said AARP California State Director, Nancy McPherson. “There are tremendous opportunities for positive change in communities across California and we encourage eligible entities to apply for these quick-action grants to make their communities more livable for all.”
In 2017, AARP awarded 88 grants through the Community Challenge to nonprofit organizations and government entities representing every state. In California, 4 grants were awarded:
Please visit http://bit.ly/2017GrantWinners to learn more about the 2017 winners in action, helping to revitalize alleyways, build dog parks, enliven underutilized public spaces and improve unsafe intersections.
AARP California, in collaboration with communities across the state, works to help make California’s counties, towns and cities great places to live for people of all ages. The AARP California State office has worked to support open street programs like VivaCalle and CicLAvia, increase affordable transportation and housing options for people of all ages, stem discussions on creating vibrant open spaces, and much more. To learn more about AARP California’s work visit aarp.org/California.
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