AARP is accepting applications for the 2019 Community Challenge grant program to fund “quick-action” projects that spark change in local communities. The grant program is part of AARP’s nationwide Livable Communities initiative, which aims to make communities great places to live for everyone.
Last year in North Dakota, Grand Forks, Buxton and Hettinger were each recipients of Community Challenge grants. There were 26 applications received from North Dakota.
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 dollars for larger projects. The program will accept applications in the following categories for 2019:
“We’ve seen a lot of interest in North Dakota in the AARP Community Challenge grant program,” said AARP State Director Josh Askvig. “This is a tremendous opportunity to make our communities even better places to live for people of all ages. We encourage all eligible organizations to apply.”
Since 2017, AARP has awarded 217 grants through the Community Challenge to nonprofit organizations and government entities representing every state and U.S. territories.
The application deadline is Wednesday, April 17, 2019, and all projects must be completed by Monday, November 4, 2019. Applications must be submitted through AARP.org/CommunityChallenge.
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