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In its seventh year, the AARP Community Challenge is investing in 310 projects across three funding opportunities: Flagship Grants, Demonstration Grants and Capacity-Building Microgrants
In its sixth year, the AARP Community Challenge funded 260 grants. The Bainbridge Senior Center in Washington (pictured) initiated new transportation routes for the community
With the AARP Community Challenge celebrating its fifth year, 244 projects received funding. The Cross New Hampshire Adventure Trail project (above) engaged humans and llamas to install the benches
Year four funded 184 projects — including an inspiring bike lane (shown) in Houston, Texas, and help for communities during the COVID-19 pandemic
In the third year, the AARP Community Challenge funded 159 grantee projects
In the second year 129 projects were funded, including an outdoor seating area (shown) in San Diego, California
The AARP Community Challenge's first year funded 88 projects, including the tree-planting program in Jersey City, New Jersey, seen here
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