- 2018 AARP Community Challenge Awards Announced
The AARP Community Challenge is awarding grants to fund quick-action projects — in areas such as housing, transportation, and public space — that spark change and build momentum toward improved livability for all residents. If your idea is big, no project is too small! Grants can range from several hundred dollars for small, short-term activities to several thousand for larger projects. Applications are due May 16, 2018.
For the 2018 AARP Community Challenge, AARP will prioritize projects that aim to achieve the following outcomes:
- Deliver a range of transportation and mobility options in the community through permanent or temporary solutions that increase connectivity, walkability, bikeability and/or access to public and private transit.
- Create vibrant public places in the community through permanent or temporary solutions that improve open spaces, parks and access to other amenities.
- Support the availability of a range of housing in the community through permanent or temporary solutions that increase accessible and affordable housing options.
- Other community improvements. We want to know the most important needs in your community and the best quick-action ideas you have to address them.
For program details, eligibility requirements and to apply online, visit https://www.aarp.org/livable-communities/about/info-2017/aarp-community-challenge.html.
- NewAlliance Bank Offers Home Ownership Support
This New Haven-based foundation provides support to the non-profit community in four key areas, including Community Development, and targets “programs and initiatives that support and encourage affordable housing and/or, expand home ownership opportunities, leading to safe, economically viable neighborhoods”, as one of its many funding priorities. Fifteen CRCOG towns fall within its funding jurisdiction. The deadline for submitting applications in 2016 is July 1st. For application guidelines, visit www.newalliancefoundation.org.
- Bank of America Charitable Foundation Offering Nonprofit Grants
The Bank of America Charitable Foundation is offering grants for nonprofits working to address issues pertaining to community development. Examples of funding priorities include: Affordable Housing (housing, home buyer education, homeowner retention, financial stability), Neighborhood Preservation (addressing distresses properties and blight), and Community Revitalization (comprehensive place-based revitalization, community anchors, fostering green communities, transit-oriented development and economic development).
The application period for grants focusing on Community Development is open from April 19 through May 6, 2016. To learn more about the Bank of America Charitable Foundation program, visit the Foundation’s webpage. To review specifics about the Community Development funding priority, click here.