AARP Offers Grants to Enhance Age-Friendly Communities

Age-friendly communities can take a long time to build and sustain, but "quick actions" can be the critical spark for longer-term progress. That's why AARP is spearheading a Community Challenge to fund projects that can help build momentum.

Now through June 30, 2017, non-profit organizations and government entities may apply to improve the "live-ability" factor of their community. Project examples include, but are not limited to:

  • Transforming vacant or underutilized public spaces
  • Creating intergenerational playgrounds
  • Coordinating pop-up projects to highlight positive changes that communities can make to roadways and expand transportation options (e.g., temporary or permanent bike lanes, roundabouts)
  • Holding Open Streets programs and festivals to encourage people to walk and bike through the community

More details and application instructions are available at All projects must be completed by Nov. 1, 2017.