AARP 2018 Community Challenge Grants Available

AARP has launched its 2018 Community Challenge Grant Program to fund projects that improve livability for all the residents in a community.

Those interested in applying, are encouraged to watch the minute-long explanatory video:

Eligibility 

The program is open to 501(c)(3) nonprofits, 501(c)(4) nonprofits, 501(c)(6) nonprofits, government entities, and other types of governments on a case-by-case basis.

Project Guidelines

AARP is looking for projects that aim to :

  • Deliver a range of transportation and mobility options in the community through permanent or temporary solutions that increase connectivity, walkability, bikeability and/or and access to public and private transit.
  • Create vibrant public places in the community through permanent or temporary solutions that improve open spaces, parks and access to other amenities.
  • Support the availability of a range of housing in the community through permanent or temporary solutions that increase accessible and affordable housing options.
  • Other community improvements. We want to know the most important needs in your community and the best quick-action ideas you have to address them.

Timeline

March 21 – Launch of the 2018 AARP Community Challenge

May 16 – Applications due by 5 P.M. ET

June 25 – Winning applicants will be notified

November 5 – Projects must be completed

December 3 – After action reports due

Grant Amounts

If your idea is big, no project is too small! Grants can range from several hundred dollars for small, short-term activities to several thousand for larger projects.

AARP awarded 88 grants in the 2017 AARP Community Challenge.

How To Apply

Use the AARP Application Portal.

For additional information:

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