AARP Community Challenge Grant Now Open for Applications

cq5dam.web.300.192.jpegThe AARP is now accepting applications for projects that will help make communities livable for people of all ages, and is providing funding for a variety of projects ranging from small, short-term activities to more drawn-out proposals. Read on to learn how you can apply! 

The AARP Community Challenge is all about creating momentum for "quick action" projects that can develop into long term progress for a community. All proposals will be assessed on impact, innovation, and execution.

The application is due by July 15, 2017, grants will be awarded on August 1, 2017, and project defined in the proposal must be fully implemented by November 1, 2017

For projects to be considered they must meet one or more of the following conditions: 

  • Improve a community's built environment 
  • Expand opportunities for all residents 
  • Drive community engagement and interaction across diverse community residents

For examples of field tested projects that meet one or more of the criteria see the AARP website

All interested in applying must meet the eligibility requirements and submit their idea through the AARP Community Challenge online application which can be found here along with more information about eligibility.