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AARP Announces Seventh Annual Community Challenge Grant Program

AARP has launched its Community Challenge grant program for the seventh year to fund quick-action projects that make communities more livable and jumpstart long-term change. Applications for the program – which is open to 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4), and 501(c)(6) nonprofits and government entities – are being accepted online now through Wed., March 15th at 5 p.m. ET.

To be eligible for funding, projects must be completed by Nov. 30, 2023 and must benefit residents of the community – especially those aged 50 or older. The organization’s Flagship Grants will continue to be available to support large and small projects that improve public places; transportation; housing; diversity, equity, and inclusion; digital connections; community resilience; civic engagement; and community health and economic empowerment. New for 2023, the organization has also introduced Capacity-Building Microgrants for projects supporting walkability and community gardens and Demonstration Grants to build capacity toward transportation systems change and accessory dwelling unit design competitions.

AARP will host a webinar on Tues., Feb. 7th at 2 p.m. ET to showcase 2022 Community Challenge grant winners and share helpful tips on applying for funds in 2023. Register for the event and visit the Community Challenge webpage for more details on what’s new this year and how to apply.

Contact: Annalyse Komoroske Denio, akomoroskedenio@leadingageny.org, 518-867-8866