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AARP invests in communities across Nevada by funding $28,376 in projects as part of nationwide grant program
Communities across Nevada are working to become more livable for residents of all ages.
AARP is working in partnership with local leaders, organizations and dedicated residents to help make that vision a reality. As part of that effort, AARP is excited to announce the largest investment of grant dollars to date through the Community Challenge grant program. More than $3.6 million in quick-action grants are being distributed to 310 organizations across all 50 states, Washington D.C, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The AARP Community Challenge funds innovative projects that inspire change in areas such as public places; housing; transportation; diversity, equity, and inclusion; digital connections; community resilience; and more.
This year, AARP is also bolstering its investment in rural communities, mobility innovation, transportation options, and health and food access. The program accepted applications across three different grant opportunities, including existing flagship grants in addition to new capacity-building microgrants for improving walkability and community gardens. New demonstration grants will focus on improving transportation systems, with funding support provided by Toyota Motor North America, and housing choice design competitions.
AARP Nevada is incredibly proud to have four 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. As local leaders seek to better their communities for the future, this becomes even more critical.
Here in Nevada, these exciting and diverse projects were funded:
- Be The Change in Reno for a public mural projectAARP NV 2023 CC Grants.mp4
- The Culinary Academy of Las Vegas for digital navigation skill training for the 50+
- Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation in Reno to improve accessibility of trails
- Zion United Methodist Church, North Las Vegas to build a community garden
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.
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The AARP Foundation WorkSearch/Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) operates from separate locations in southern and northern Nevada. For information about this program, please contact 702-648-3356 (Las Vegas) or 775-323-2243 (Reno)
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