AARP is now accepting applications for the 2019 Community Challenge grant program to fund “quick-action” projects that spark change in local communities. The grant program, which is now in its third year, is part of AARP’s nationwide Livable Communities initiative, which aims to make communities great places to live for everyone.
Today, AARP announced the awardees for its 2018 AARP Community Challenge grant program, including 3 recipients right here in Arkansas. A total of $1.3 million will be distributed to fund 129 “quick action” projects across the country, helping communities make immediate improvements and jumpstart long-term progress to support residents of all ages. Nearly 1,600 applications were received from non-profits and government entities for the program, now in its second year. Each of the projects, which must be completed by November 5, is designed to achieve on one or more of the following outcomes:
The AARP Community Challenge “quick-action” grant program, which is now accepting applications for 2018, is designed to spark change and improve the quality of life for people of all ages in communities nationwide. We know that great communities take a long time to build and sustain. But we also believe that quick actions can be the catalyst for long-term progress. These grants provide localities and nonprofits the chance to fund innovative projects that can inspire change in transportation, open spaces, housing and other area, thereby improving communities.
If you are interested in AARP’s work in Arkansas—promoting health, improving retirement security, easing the burden on family caregivers, preventing fraud and making communities more livable—why not play an active role in these efforts?
Shirley Bell, 66, is fiercely independent and is used to doing things for herself. But six years ago, when she became the primary caregiver for her mother, she realized that sometimes everyone needs a little help.
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