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AARP Community Challenge

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Mar 22, 2022

The AARP Community Challenge provides funding for projects that work to improve livability for all residents of a community. The 2022 application cycle will focus on public spaces, housing, transportation, civic engagement, diversity, equity, and inclusion, coronavirus recovery and other community improvements. Applications from rural communities are encouraged.

Desired project outcomes include:

  • Create vibrant public places that improve open spaces, parks, and access to other amenities
  • Deliver a range of transportation and mobility options that increase connectivity, walkability, bikeability, wayfinding, access to transportation options, and roadway improvements
  • Support a range of housing options that increases the availability of accessible and affordable choices
  • Ensure a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion while improving the built and social environment of a community
  • Support communities' efforts to build engagement and leverage funding available under new federal programs through laws like the American Rescue Plan Act, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, and more
  • Increase civic engagement through projects that bring residents and local leaders together to address challenges and facilitate a greater sense of inclusion
  • Support for other community improvements, including health services, community development, and coronavirus pandemic recovery

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
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

According to the program website, "Grants can range from several hundred dollars for smaller, short-term activities to tens of thousands of dollars for larger projects."

Application process

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

Applicant webinar

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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