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We’re Awarding $3.4 Million to Make Communities More Livable

We’ve announced the winners of our annual AARP Community Challenge grants, which will help fund community improvement projects in all 50 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. We’re giving $3.4 million to help 260 projects across the country — the largest number of recipients in the Community Challenge’s six-year history.

Among this year’s grant recipients is the SafeLIGHT Foundation, which seeks to establish a taxi and ride-sharing service for older adults in and around Chicago, and the city of Tampa, Florida, which will build a path to connect a local apartment complex for older adults with nearby walking trails. “Helping adults thrive as they age has never been more important,” Nancy LeaMond, AARP’s executive vice president and chief advocacy and engagement officer, said in a statement.

The Community Challenge grant program started in 2017 and has awarded nearly $13 million to nonprofits and local governments to help build more inclusive communities for all ages. Read about this year’s winners, and learn more about the program.

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