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Local Grants Make Big Impact in Colorado

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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.

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