AARP Community Challenge Grant Program Accepting Applications

The AARP Community Challenge is open to 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4) and 501(c)(6) nonprofits and government entities. Other types of organizations may be considered on a case-by-case basis. AARP will prioritize projects with permanent or temporary solutions that aim to achieve one or more of the following outcomes:The 2018 AARP Community Challenge Grant Program is accepting applications to fund “quick-action” projects in communities across the country. Grants can range from several hundred dollars for small, short-term activities to several thousand dollars for larger projects.

In its second year, the AARP Community Challenge is part of AARP’s nationwide work on Livable Communities that helps neighborhoods, towns and cities become great places for all ages.

  • Deliver a range of transportation and mobility options that increase connectivity, walkability, bikeability, and/or access to public and private transit.
  • Create vibrant public places that improve open spaces, parks and access to other amenities.
  • Support the availability of a range of housing in the community that increases accessible and affordable housing options.
  • Other community improvements. In addition to the three areas of focus, AARP wants to hear about communities’ needs and new, innovative ideas for addressing them.

The application deadline is May 16, 2018, at 5:00 PM ET. All projects must be completed by November 5, 2018.

This challenge may be a terrific opportunity for Retired Educators Associations to make an even bigger impact in their local communities. Learn more about the challenge here.
Applications can be submitted here.


Gene Varela | State Director
AARP New Mexico
535 Cerrillos Rd., Suite A | Santa Fe, NM  87501
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AARP New Mexico


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