Hats Off to Our 2020 Community Challenge Grant Recipients

Posted on 08/20/20 by Pam Dube

Community Challenge Grant Awardees

AARP awards community challenge grants to two Granite State towns as part of record-breaking year for nationwide program 

Communities across New Hampshire work each and every day to become more livable for residents of all ages.

In support of that work, AARP is excited to announce the largest number of grantees and funds to-date through the Community Challenge grant program. These “quick action” grants are being distributed to 184 organizations across all 50 states, Washington D.C, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The Community Challenge funds innovative projects that inspire change in areas such as transportation, public spaces, housing, smart cities, civic engagement, coronavirus response and more.

AARP New Hampshire is incredibly proud to have two grantees right here in our state. Our goal is to support their efforts to create great places for people of all backgrounds, ages and abilities and the coronavirus pandemic has only underscored the importance of this work.

Here in New Hampshire, these exciting and diverse projects were funded:

  • Town of Fremont, NH: The grant will be used construct a ramp with railings that will allow safe and full accessibility to the Town's Memorial Park Ballfields, where many events have been rescheduled due to Covid-19.
  • Town of Wilton, NH: The grant will be used to build an ADA-compliant walkways along the bank of the Souhegan River to connect restaurants and a Veterans Park to the downtown core.

The Community Challenge is part of AARP’s nationwide work on livable communities, which supports the efforts of neighborhoods, towns, cities and counties across the country to become great places for all residents. We believe that communities should provide safe, walkable streets; affordable and accessible housing and transportation options; access to needed services; and opportunities for residents to participate in community life.

To learn more about the work being funded by the AARP Community Challenge both here in New Hampshire as well as across the nation, visit aarp.org/CommunityChallenge. You can also view an interactive map of all of the Community Challenge projects and AARP New Hampshire’s livable communities work at aarp.org/livable.

Community Challenge Grant Awardees

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