Local Grants Make Big Impact in Colorado

Posted on 11/30/22 by The AARP Bulletin

The AARP Community Challenge grant program this year funded four quick-action projects in Colorado to enhance public spaces for residents of all ages.

The projects are in the following communities.

  • Bristol: a garden with raised bed planters, a historical mural, veterans memorial and wind sculpture at the town’s new community center
  • Carbondale: a garden with drought-resistant pollinator plants along the Rio Grande Trail
  • Trinidad: the restoration of the local history museum’s garden, including division of the space into seven specialty plots
  • Lakewood: three murals painted on the ground along the corridor from Eaton Senior Communities to the Belmar downtown district.

Nationwide this year, AARP awarded $3.4 million in Community Challenge grants for 260 projects.

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

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