Five Kansas cities and organizations received 2021 AARP Community Challenge grants to fund quick-action projects aimed at improving the quality of life for residents of all ages.
The projects are:
- The nonprofit Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes will put informational signs honoring local heroes along a path in a new park that is part of Fort Scott’s downtown revitalization efforts.
- The city of Savonburg will install picnic tables, park benches and a walking trail next to a community building.
- The city of Bartlett will install a shelter house and two picnic tables as part of converting an empty lot into a community gathering space.
- The Flint Hills Metropolitan Planning Organization will make roadway modifications to improve safety for pedestrians and bicyclists in the Manhattan area.
- In the Rosedale neighborhood in Kansas City, the Rosedale Development Association will improve a community room in its building with new flooring, seats and lighting, as well as make rest-room upgrades.