Livable Communities

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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Five South Dakota organizations received grants from AARP as part of a record-breaking year the nationwide Community Challenge Grant program.
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Milbank, a town of more than 3,000 residents in the northeastern region, has joined Sioux Falls as the second municipality in South Dakota to become a part of AARP’s Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities.
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AARP volunteers from across the state will gather in Sioux Falls on Wednesday, Sept. 11, to help make South Dakota communities more livable for residents of all ages.
Local communities receive money to complete quick action community projects.
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South Dakotans age 50-plus will make their voices heard on issues important to them during AARP’s annual day at the capitol.
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