On Jan. 10, the AARP Community Challenge opened its application period for small grants to fund quick-action projects that can help communities become more livable for people of all ages.

In 2024, the AARP Community Challenge will be accepting applications for three different grant opportunities: Flagship Grants, Capacity-Building Microgrants, and Demonstration Grants.

Grant funding is available for local governments and nonprofits that are eager to work on a community-improving project that can be started and completed before year’s end.

The application deadline is March 6, and applicants will be notified by email of their selection status in mid-May.

June 12 is the deadline for grantees to return their completed memorandum of understanding and vendor forms, and a live public announcement of the selected grantees will be held on June 26.

All projects must be completed by Dec. 15, and after-action reports are due by Dec. 31.

An optional Q&A webinar will be held at 2 p.m. on Jan. 31. (Register)

Visit the AARP Community Challenge website for complete information. Questions may also be sent to CommunityChallenge@AARP.org.