Category: Livable Communities – AARP

Webinar: Unpacking Federal Funding Opportunities to Create More Livable Communities

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) are historic funding opportunities to strengthen communities for the future. As local governments compete for grants and seek to implement investments strategically, they must navigate complex funding rules and reporting requirements to design programs and partnerships that can deliver measurable, equitable … Continued

The 2022 AARP Community Challenge Is On!

This opportunity is offered by our friends at AARP Livable Communities. Learn how to apply for a quick-action grant! Deadline: Tuesday, March 22 The AARP Community Challenge provides small grants to fund quick-action projects that can help communities become more livable for people of all ages. This year, applications will be accepted for projects to improve … Continued

Using the AARP’s Livable Cities During the Pandemic

This article was written by Susan Barkman as part of our AARP Livable Communities series. Susan is the Assistant to the City Manager in Royal Oak, Michigan and the staff liaison for the task force working on Royal Oak’s Livable Communities plan through the AARP. Connect with Susan on Twitter, LinkedIn, or Email. Earlier this … Continued

Find the Joyce in Your Community

This article was written by Katie Beemer as part of our AARP Livable Communities series. Katie Beemer recently graduated from Grand Valley State University, where she completed her Masters in Public Administration. She most recently worked as a Management Fellow for the City of Wayland, MI. Connect on Twitter, LinkedIn, or Instagram. or at [email protected]. … Continued

The Many Benefits of Community Gardens

Today’s Morning Buzz is by Rebecca Cormier, ELGL member, govtech enthusiast, and environmental advocate. Connect on Twitter and LinkedIn What I’m Reading: In This Together, How Republicans, Democrats, Capitalists, and Activists Are Uniting to Tackle Climate Change and More, by Trammell S. Crow and Bill Shireman What I’m Watching: The Americans-I have just started so … Continued

Contribute to AARP & ELGL’s Livable Communities Series

ELGL is partnering with AARP to launch a new Livable Communities series. This series is focused on how local gov practitioners can make communities safer and more walkable with age-friendly housing and transportation options, access to needed services, and opportunities for residents of all ages to participate in community life. We want you to tell … Continued

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