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AARP Community Challenge 2018

Coming soon! "Quick-action" grants to make communities livable for people of all ages

AARP Community Challenge

We know that it takes time to build great communities. But, we also believe that quick action can spark longer-term progress. AARP launched the AARP Community Challenge to fund projects that build momentum for change in communities to improve livability for all local residents. In 2017, the AARP Community Challenge awarded 88 grants.

  • The 2018 AARP Community Challenge launches on March 21
  • Applications will be due by 5 pm ET, May 16
  • Winning applicants will be notified by June 25
  • All projects must be completed by November 5, 2018

Information about the 2018 grant program and the application link will be posted here on Wednesday, March 21, at 2 pm (ET). You can bookmark this page or find it again by typing

(In the meantime, check out this list of 2017 grantees and see a few of them in action by watching this video.) 

Livable for People of All Ages

To help support communities and create change, AARP plays several key roles, including advocating on important issues, engaging citizens, providing resources and expertise, and serving as a catalyst and convener.

Our most comprehensive program to make community livability for people of all ages a reality is the AARP Network of Age Friendly Communities. This ever-growing network includes more than 200 enrolled communities across more than three-dozen states, representing more than 67 million people. (Check out The Member List.)

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