2023 AARP Community Challenge


The AARP Community Challenge provides small grants to fund quick-action projects that can help communities become more livable for people of all ages. Since the program’s debut in 2017, AARP has awarded $12.7 million through over 1,060 grants. Projects have been completed across all 50 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. In 2023, the AARP Community Challenge is accepting applications across three different grant opportunities, two of which are new this year:


Flagship Grants focus on improving public places; transportation; housing; diversity, equity and inclusion; digital connections; community resilience; civic engagement; and community health and economic empowerment. New in 2023, Capacity-Building Microgrants will include additional resources provided by leading nonprofit organizations. AARP will fund projects that improve walkability and community gardens. Also new in 2023, through Demonstration Grants, AARP will fund projects that build capacity towards transportation systems change and build awareness of new housing options through accessory dwelling unit (ADU) design competitions.


All applications must be submitted by Wednesday, March 15, 5 p.m. (ET)

For information on key dates, eligibility, the application process, and much more please visit https://www.aarp.org/livable-communities/community-challenge/info-2023/2023-challenge.html