Opportunities for Communities

Some great opportunities for grants, webinars, and more!

AARP Offering Community Challenge Grants

AARP is accepting applications for its 2020 AARP Community Challenge Grant program. AARP’s Community Challenge provides small grants to fund “quick-action” projects to improve housing, transportation, public space, technology, and civic engagement. Applications are due April 1, 2020. Eligible projects include physical improvements in a community, temporary demonstration projects, and new programs or services. Grant amounts vary by project. Learn more about the AARP 2020 Community Challenge.


America Walks Accepting Applications for the 2020 Walking College

America Walks is now accepting applications for its 2020 Walking College, a six-month remote learning fellowship that culminates in a walking action plan for each participant’s community or region. Fellows learn about walkable design, how to engage decision-makers and the public around walkability plans, and how to foster local advocacy for accessible, livable communities. Twenty-five fellowships are awarded each year. Applications for the 2020 program are due February 28. Learn more at americawalks.org or email Emilie Bahr at ebahr@americawalks.org. America Walks is also hosting an informational Twitter Chat on February 11 at 1:30pm Eastern/10:30am Pacific. Use #WalkingCollege on Twitter to participate.


Upcoming Webinar to Address Energy Efficiency for Small Water Systems

The Environmental Finance Center Network and the Smart Management for Small Water Systems program is hosting an upcoming webinar that will focus on energy efficiency for water systems. “Reducing Water Systems Costs through Energy Efficiency” will be held on February 20 from 2 – 3 p.m. ET and will discuss the questions of how to identify the biggest “energy wasters” in an operation and how to conduct a cursory energy audit of a facility. Click here to learn more and to register.