Livable Communities

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Commmunity Challenge Grant Applications Are Now Open
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The AARP Community Challenge grant program funded four improvement projects in South Dakota this year.
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Four South Dakota communities recently received AARP Community Challenge Grants for quick-action livability projects.
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America Walks and AARP South Dakota invite advocates for walkable, more livable communities in South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa & Nebraska to apply for a six-month Fellowship with the Central Region Walking College by April 15.
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Applications are currently being accepted through March 22, 2022, 5:00 p.m. ET.
The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) is a $1.9 trillion law that includes $350 billion in direct, flexible aid to states, counties, cities, and tribal governments and represents a once in a generation chance for local leaders to engage residents and make investments that can strengthen communities so they are great places for all. As part of AARP’s efforts to connect older adults and local leaders on these investments, AARP has been hosting tele town halls with local leaders across the country.
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Part of another record-breaking year for the nationwide Community Challenge Grant program.
AARP is encouraging individuals and communities to explore ways to make their areas better places to live for residents of all ages.
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AARP Community Challenge Grant applications are currently being accepted through Wednesday, April 14, 2021, 7:00 p.m. CT.
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Five municipalities received 2020 AARP Community Challenge grants, and AARP South Dakota funded three more projects.
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