AARP Community Challenge Grants Are Back in 2019
Applications are currently being accepted through Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 11:59 p.m. ET
We know that it takes time to build great communities. But, we also believe that quick action can spark longer-term progress. AARP launched the AARP Community Challenge to fund projects that build momentum for change in communities to improve livability for all local residents.
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. Grants can range from several hundred dollars for small, short-term activities to several thousand for larger projects.
The program will accept applications for projects in the following categories for 2019:
“We’ve seen tangible results here in Ohio from the AARP Community Challenge grant program,” said Ken Davis, Manager of Outreach for AARP Ohio. “There are tremendous opportunities to make our communities even better and we encourage all eligible organizations to apply.
See how the City of Findlay used their 2018 AARP Community Challenge Grant:
In 2018, the AARP Community Challenge funded 129 projects nationwide, including right here in Ohio, where the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority received a grant for $11,430.00, Silver Spokes: Cycling for Seniors with Bike Cleveland received a $10,000.00 grant and the City of Findlay which received a grant for $23,525.00.
The application deadline for 2019 AARP Community Challenge grants is Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 11:59 p.m. ET. All projects must be completed by Monday, November 4, 2019.
For more information or to apply, visit AARP.org/CommunityChallenge.
This story is provided by AARP Ohio. Visit the AARP Ohio page for more news, events, and programs affecting retirement, health care, and more.
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