— AARP Pennsylvania Project Grant 2019 “Quick action” grants to make communities livable for people of all ages AARP invites you to submit application for quick-action projects that can help YOUR community become more livable. Applications are now being accepted for small grants to improve housing, transportation, public space, and other community elements that support great places for all people of all ages. Applications are due by December 3, 2018, 5:00 pm ET and all projects must be completed by May 6, …

— AARP Oklahoma presented a $3,000 honorary grant check today to Oklahoma State University’s Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources and Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service to support OSU’s rural broadband outreach program. The $3,000 grant from AARP Oklahoma will fund 12 internet hotspots that are available in public libraries in three rural Oklahoma communities: Davis, Atoka and Marietta. The grant will also fund data services for three devices that OSU previously placed in the Okemah Public Library. The hotspots are …

— Hettinger, Buxton and Grand Forks are the recipients of a 2018 AARP Community Challenge grant. A total of $1.3 million will be distributed to fund 129 “quick action” projects across the country, helping communities make immediate improvements and jumpstart long-term progress to support residents of all ages. Nearly 1,600 applications, including 26 from North Dakota, were received from non-profits and government entities for the program, now in its second year. North Dakota communities receiving grants this year are: Hettinger Area …

— Applications are currently being accepted through May 16, 2018 The AARP Community Challenge “quick-action” grant program, which is now accepting applications for 2018, is designed to spark change and improve the quality of life for people of all ages in communities nationwide. We know that great communities take a long time to build and sustain. But we also believe that quick actions can be the catalyst for long-term progress. These grants provide localities and nonprofits the chance to fund innovative …

— The City of Bismarck is the recipient of an AARP grant totaling $12,610 as part of the AARP Community Challenge, aiming to create change and enhance quality of life for people of all ages at the community level. Bismarck is among 89 grants totaling $780,000 awarded to projects across all 50 states and the District of Columbia to make communities more livable for people of all ages. “AARP’s Livable Communities initiative supports the efforts of neighborhoods, towns, cities and rural …

— Sgt. Thomas Hickey, a 22–year veteran of the Ann Arbor Police Department, wants to keep Senior drivers in Ann Arbor safer on the roads. So he become a volunteer classroom Instructor with the AARP Driver Safety Program.  Thomas completed the training and received his certification to teach the Smart Driver Course earlier this year.  But Hickey’s commitment to older drivers  didn’t stop there. He directed a $400 grant from the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation to  cover the cost for 20 older adults to attend …

— Daytona Beach, Fla. – AARP Foundation, AARP’s charitable affiliate, today announced a $25,000 grant to the Volusia County Council on Aging Meals on Wheels program.  The AARP Foundation grant will help match a generous $100,000 challenge grant from a local donor to support Meals on Wheels, which provides needed food to homebound seniors. “While the national economy is showing slow improvement, the recovery hasn’t yet lifted up hundreds of thousands of older Floridians who still struggle daily to get enough …