Last week, AARP announced the awardees for its 2019 AARP Community Challenge grant program, including four recipients right here in Iowa. A total of $1.6 million will be distributed to fund 159 “quick action” projects across the country, helping communities make immediate improvements and jumpstart long-term progress to support residents of all ages.
Iowa grantees include:
AARP will be celebrating the Community Challenge grantees at the following* ceremonies:
City of Harlan
Tuesday, July 30, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Pioneer Park , 1602 Pioneer Road, Harlan, IA 50320
City of Glidden
Tuesday, July 30, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Gliden City Hall, 108 N Idaho St., Glidden, IA 51433
City of Dyersville
Thursday, August 1, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
City Square, 3rd Ave SW between 2nd and 3rd Streets SW, Dyersville, IA 52040
*AARP will be hosting an event to celebrate Iowa League of Cities later this summer/early fall. Stay tuned for updates.
More than 1,660 applications were received from non-profits and government entities for the program, now in its third year. Each of the projects is designed to achieve on one or more of the following outcomes:
To learn more about AARP’s livable communities work in communities across the country and the AARP Community Challenge please visit www.aarp.org/livable.
This story is provided by AARP Iowa. Visit the AARP Iowa page for more news, events, and programs affecting retirement, health care, and more.
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