2022 AARP Community Challenge Grant Program
The AARP Community Challenge grant program is part of the nationwide AARP Livable Communities initiative that helps communities become great places to live for residents of all ages. The program is intended to help communities make immediate improvements and jump-start long-term progress.
Since the program's debut in 2017, AARP has awarded $9.3 million through over 800 grants. Projects have been completed across all 50 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
2022 CYCLE TIMELINE:
January 25, 2022: Application window opens
March 22, 2022: Applications due by 5 pm (ET)
Mid-May 2022: All applicants will be notified of their status by email
June 29, 2022: Public announcement of the selected grantees — and work on projects begins!
November 30, 2022: All projects must be completed
December 31, 2022: Deadline for after-action reports
Challenge Overview: A PDF of the Announcement
Attachment A: Sample Online Application
Attachment B: Sample 'After-Action' Report
Attachment C: Project Examples
Attachment D: Guidance for Summaries and Deliverables
Impact Stories: How Challenge Grants Inspire Positive Change
Questions? Please email