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AARP Community Challenge

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Mar 15, 2023

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.

Program flyer

Grant opportunities include:

  • Flagship grants:
    • Public places
    • Transportation
    • Housing
    • Diversity, equity, and inclusion
    • Digital connections
    • Community resilience
    • Civic engagement
    • Community health
    • Economic empowerment
  • Capacity building micro-grants:
    • Walkability assessments
    • Community gardens
  • Demonstration grants:
    • Solutions that build capacity towards transportation systems change
    • Accessory dwelling unit (ADU) design competitions that increase community understanding of the benefits of accessory dwelling units and encourage ADU policies

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 - $11,500
  • Capacity building micro-grants - $2,500
  • Transportation demonstration grants - $30,000-$50,000
  • ADU design competition demonstration grants - $10,000-$15,000
Application process

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

Applicant webinar recordings

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

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