Communities across Texas are working each and every day to become more livable for residents of all ages.
In support of that work, AARP is excited to be able to provide funding to organizations through the AARP Community Challenge, now in its third year. These “quick action” grants are being distributed to 159 organizations, with at least one in every state, Washington D.C, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, including right here in Texas.
The Community Challenge grants fund innovative projects that can inspire change in areas such as transportation, open spaces, housing, smart cities and more.
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.
After funding 217 projects between 2017 and 2018, AARP has increased its investment to nearly $1.6 million for 159 projects this year. Here in Texas, we are excited about the work that the Community Challenge Grants are supporting this year. The grantees include:
To learn more about the work being funded by the AARP Community Challenge both here in Texas as well as across the nation, visit aarp.org/CommunityChallenge. And to learn more about how AARP is working to make communities across Texas and across the U.S. more livable for all residents, visit aarp.org/livable.
Congratulations to all the communities! pic.twitter.com/rIkIQlT15a
— AARP Livable Communities (@AARPLivable) July 17, 2019
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