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AARP Community Challenge Grant Applications Open

Jan 31, 2024 03:11PM ● By Sacramento County News Release

SACRAMENTO COUNTY, CA (MPG) - Sacramento County's Department of Child, Family, and Adult Services is encouraging community groups to apply for AARP's Livable Communities Grant Program, known as the AARP Community Challenge. Since launching in 2017, the program has helped invest millions of dollars into communities across the United States.

Grant applications are open until March 6, 2024. Nonprofits and other community organizations are encouraged to apply.

Key Dates for the 2024 application process include:

-March 6: Application window closes

-June 26: Selected grantees announced

-December 15: completion of all projects

There are three grant opportunities:

-Flagship Grants are for projects that especially benefit community members who are 50 or older.

-Capacity-Building Microgrants are worth $2,500 and benefit residents through bike audits, walk audits, and HomeFit Modifications.

-Demonstration Grants support community-based projects in different categories.

Organizations that want to help continue making Sacramento County a great place for people of all ages are encouraged to apply. Visit to fill out the application and for more details on the different types of grants. You can also view a list of past grant winners here: AARP Community Challenge Grantees.