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Small Projects Make Big Impact in Kansas Communities

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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.

Learn more about the AARP Community Challenge grant program and about AARP Livable Communities initiative.

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