Creating a Local 'Luvet' List
March 3, 2021
Livable Communities Newsletter
Publications & Resources
Quick-Action Projects Can Create Great Public Spaces
The Project for Public Spaces is hosting an informational webinar on March 9 at 2 p.m. ET about using AARP Community Challenge grant funds to activate or refurbish a community space. (Pictured: A grantee-improved location in 2018.) Representatives from local governments and nonprofits are encouraged to attend this free event.
REGISTER TODAY — AND
SPREAD THE WORD
Great Public Spaces Can Be Found Close to Home
Just weeks before being diagnosed with a terminal illness, livability writer and world traveler Jay Walljasper wrote this essay about finding joy, comfort and wonder in and around his community and home.
READ HIS ‘LUVET’ LIST —
AND CREATE YOUR OWN
Applications for the AARP Community
Challenge are due by April 14. Find details
Livability News & Notes
The Planner’s Playbook
— That’s the title of a new, free guide about developing a community-centered approach to improving health and equity.
Change Lab Solutions
The Seed Grant Program
— Resident-driven groups in small cities and towns (with populations of 2,500 to 30,000) are invited to apply for $10,000 in matching grant funds
for local community improvement and engagement efforts.
Community Heart & Soul
The Design Workshop
— Rural communities with fewer than 50,000 residents are eligible for design assistance to address specific community challenges. Deadline: March 12.
Citizens' Institute on Rural Design
NEWS YOUR COMMUNITY CAN USE
— AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is providing free tax assistance and preparation, including low-contact and virtual services to protect against COVID-19. The nation's largest free, volunteer-based tax assistance and preparation program, Tax-Aide is offered in conjunction with the IRS. AARP membership is not required.
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