Grants Make 3 Communities More Livable

Posted on 09/30/19 by TheAARPBulletin

Community Grant Challenge 2017

AARP has awarded three Community Challenge grants to make neighborhoods in Arkansas more livable and accessible:

• The city of Benton is replacing traditionally designed crosswalks with colorful, thermoplastic ones, enhancing the walkability of downtown.

• Main Street Batesville is enhancing a park in the downtown district with a meditation garden, waterfall and landscaping.

• Main Street West Memphis is creating a public art display of salvaged bicycles, painted by students from local schools. The site will serve as a community gathering place and future mini-park.

This year, AARP is awarding 159 Community Challenge grants across the nation, totaling nearly $1.6 million. Learn more about livable communities programs at

This story is provided by AARP Arkansas. Visit the AARP Arkansas page for more news, events, and programs affecting retirement, health care, and more.

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