AARP grant to improve Chillicothe Transit bus stops throughout city
CHILLICOTHE – The Chillicothe Transit System will install artistic, accessible bus stop structures that can help to improve social connections among passengers as the result of a AARP Community Challenge grant awarded today.
The grant is part of nearly $3.2 million to fund 244 quick-action projects across the country, helping urban, rural and suburban communities make immediate improvements and jumpstart long-term progress to support residents of all ages.
For the fifth annual AARP Community Challenge, AARP received more than 3,500 applications from nonprofits and government entities, resulting in a highly competitive selection process.
AARP Community Challenge grants will be funded in all 50 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Grants will help improve public spaces, transportation, housing and civic engagement with an emphasis on the needs of people 50 or older. Many of this year’s grants support revitalizing communities adversely impacted by the pandemic and include a focus on diversity, inclusion and disparities.