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AARP gives Wyoming grants

AARP gives Wyoming grants. Tom Lacock, Associate State Director, Communications State Advocacy
AARP gives Wyoming grants. Tom Lacock, Associate State Director, Communications State Advocacy(Valeria Fugate)
Published: Jul. 29, 2021 at 5:48 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - This week, AARP distributed about $3.2 million nationally in grant funds through their Community Challenge Program.

This year Wyoming had 30 grant applications and 2 winners.

Grants ranged from frisbee golf venues to benches for parks. The projects create things that help make the community more vibrant and promote longevity.

The Community Challenge Grant is in its 4th year and looks to promote things that help the community.

The two winners won grants to build a pickleball court in Wheatland and a swinging picnic table area in Evanston community parks.

“It’s been fun to read the projects, because folks who are applying are really doing things, showing imagination, showing initiative, showing progress, and trying things that are new and different. At AARP we’re just thrilled to be able to help give some life to those projects.” Tom Lacock, Associate State Director, and Communications State Advocacy

For applicants interested in creating projects for their community, the next AARP grant cycle is in April.

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