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AARP Community Challenge

Mar 6, 2024

The AARP Community Challenge provides funding for projects that work to improve livability for all residents of a community. Applications from rural communities are encouraged.

Grant opportunities include:

  • Flagship grants:
    • Public places
    • Transportation
    • Housing
    • Diversity, equity, and inclusion
    • Digital connections
    • Community resilience
    • Community health
    • Economic empowerment
  • Capacity building micro-grants:
    • Bike audits
    • Home modifications
    • Walk audits
  • Demonstration grants:
    • Digital connectivity to prepare and respond to disasters
    • Infrastructure for equitable engagement to reconnect communities
    • Housing choice design competitions that increase community understanding of the benefits of accessory dwelling units and other housing solutions

Eligible applicants include:

  • 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4), and 501(c)(6) nonprofit organizations
  • Government entities
  • Other types of organizations, considered on a case-by-case basis

Project types that will be prioritized:

  • Permanent physical improvements in the community
  • Temporary demonstrations that lead to long-term change
  • New, innovative programming pilots or services
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Average grant amounts:

  • Flagship grants - $11,900
  • Capacity building micro-grants - $2,500
  • Demonstration grants - $10,000 - $20,000
Application process

Links to additional guidance and the online application portal are available on the program website.

Applicant webinar recording

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Access · Aging and aging-related services · Broadband · Children and youth · Community and economic development · Elderly population · Emergency preparedness and response · Families · Housing and homelessness · Infrastructure · People with disabilities · Transportation · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention · Women

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For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RHIhub does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.