Free Training for Local Leaders — Apply by March 21
March 2, 2022
Livable Communities Newsletter
Publications & Resources
Now in its sixth year, the
AARP Community Challenge
has helped engage neighbors and make communities nationwide more attractive and interesting by funding mural projects on otherwise empty (or graffitied) walls — and, sometimes, directly on street corners (pictured).
SEE WHAT’S BEEN CREATED
Our quick-action grant program has also been used
to fund community gardens. For instance, in 2021 an AARP Community Challenge grant helped improve the Main Street Garden in Bowman, North Dakota (pictured), where residents are invited to “pull a
weed or two, and enjoy the fresh produce.”
SEE MORE PLANTED PLACES
Learn about the
2022 AARP Community Challenge
Livability News & Notes
Investing in Communities
— The Local Government ARPA Investment Tracker is
a new, online resource that compiles information about the ways cities and counties with populations of more than 250,000 are deploying their American Rescue Plan Act State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund dollars. (See the “Free Training!” item below for more about community improvement funding.)
National League of Cities
— Three videos show how Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Louisville, Kentucky; and Tucson, Arizona, have been working to make city streets safer for all users.
National Complete Streets Coalition
Is It Time to Reimagine Assisted Living?
— Industry experts say yes, the “current model of assisted living has been taken as far as it can go.” What’s needed is a blended model that addresses both the medical and social needs of older adults.
McKnights Senior Living
Advocating for Communities
Local government professionals are encouraged to participate in “Federal Funding Opportunities to Create More Livable Communities,” a six-session, one-hour weekly educational program hosted by ELGL (the acronym stands for Engaging Local Government Leaders) and sponsored by AARP Livable Communities. The course starts on April 20.
Apply by March 21
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