In support of that work, AARP is excited to announce the largest number of grantees and funds to-date through the Community Challenge grant program. These “quick action” grants are being distributed to 184 organizations across all 50 states, Washington D.C, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The Community Challenge funds innovative projects that inspire change in areas such as transportation, public spaces, housing, smart cities, civic engagement, coronavirus response and more.
AARP Nevada is incredibly proud to have two grantees right here in our state. Our goal is to support their efforts to create great places for people of all backgrounds, ages and abilities and the coronavirus pandemic has only underscored the importance of this work.
Here in Nevada, these exciting and diverse projects were funded:
- Carlin Historical Society received a grant for new wayfinding signs near the interstate and in town increase the visibility of this historic town's museum, thus promoting tourism and enriching the lives of town residents.
- City of Henderson will use the grant for a project to place murals on 12 concrete benches on the main pedestrian thoroughfare and the connections of two busy pedestrian areas in the area's historic downtown Water Street District.
The Community Challenge is part of AARP’s nationwide work on livable communities, which supports the efforts of neighborhoods, towns, cities and counties across the country to become great places for all residents. We believe that communities should provide safe, walkable streets; affordable and accessible housing and transportation options; access to needed services; and opportunities for residents to participate in community life.
To learn more about the work being funded by the AARP Community Challenge both here in Nevada as well as across the nation, visit aarp.org/CommunityChallenge. You can also view an interactive map of all of the Community Challenge projects and AARP Nevada’s livable communities work at aarp.org/livable.