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04/17/19 11:59 PM (ET)
Grants to USA nonprofit organizations and government agencies for quick-action projects to improve local communities. Funding areas include transportation, public spaces, housing, smart cities, and other community elements. Applications are invited for projects that will help the community become more livable.
AARP will prioritize projects that aim to:
- Demonstrate the tangible value of “Smart Cities.” This new category will encourage communities to develop and implement innovative programs that engage residents in accessing, understanding, and using data to increase the quality of life for all. The intention with this category is to encourage applicants to demonstrate new ways to engage in decision-making about housing, transportation, economic development, placemaking, infrastructure, or other community aspects.
- Deliver a range of transportation and mobility options in the community through permanent or temporary solutions to increase connectivity, walkability, bikeability, 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.
AARP Community Challenge grants can be used to support the following types of projects in the community. Proposed project types described below will be prioritized over those that support ongoing programming or events:
- Permanent physical improvements in the community
- Temporary demonstrations that lead to long-term change
- New, innovative programming or services
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GrantWatch ID#: 185431
Grants can range from several hundred dollars for smaller short-term activities to several thousand for larger projects.
All projects must be completed by November 4, 2019.
The program is open to:
- 501(C)(3), 501(C)(4) and 501(c)(6) nonprofits
- Government entities
- Other types of organizations will be considered on a case-by-case basis
The following projects are not eligible for funding:
- Partisan, political, or election-related activities
- Planning activities and assessments and surveys of communities
- Studies with no follow-up action
- Publication of books or reports
- Acquisition of land and/or buildings
- Sponsorships of other organizations’ events or activities
- Research and development for a nonprofit endeavor
- Research and development for a for-profit endeavor
- The promotion of a for-profit entity and/or its products and services
- April 17 (11:59 p.m. ET): Deadline for applications.
- Week of June 10: Winning applicants notified by email, non-selects will also be notified.
- July 15: MOU and vendor forms completed and returned by grantees to AARP
- July 17 (tentative): National announcement of winning grantees to the public.
- July 17: Projects can start.
- November 4: Deadline for project completion.
For more info about the program: https://www.aarp.org/livable-communities/about/info-2017/aarp-community-challenge.html.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Application portal: https://app.reviewr.com/aarp/site/aarp_communitychallenge19
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