The 2024 AARP Community Challenge Is On!

The AARP Community Challenge provides 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, Capacity Building, and Demonstration). 

Important Dates

  • January  10: Application window opens.
  • January 31Optional Q&A Webinar 2 p.m. (ET) / 11 a.m. (PT)
    Register here
  • March 6: Application deadline 5 p.m. (ET) / 2 p.m. (PT)
    Apply here
  • Mid-May: Applicants will be notified by email of their selection status.
  • June 12: Deadline for grantees to return their completed MOU (memorandum of understanding) and vendor forms.
  • June 26: Live public announcement of the selected grantees — and work on the projects begin!
  • December 15: All projects must be completed.
  • December 31: Deadline for after-action reports.


Learn more about the application process and eligibility requirements at