AARP awards Glenns Ferry a community grant as part of their nationwide program

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

The city of Glenns Ferry received a grant in the amount of $28,000.

“With the help of Elmore County Rural Development, the City of Glenns Ferry submitted the AARP Community Challenge Grant for a new inclusive, multigenerational park to be located at the Glenns Ferry Historical Museum site. This park will include swings, handmade musical instruments, a shade structure, and the renovation of the basketball court. Construction will begin this fall.” said Christy Accord, Executive Director for Southwest Idaho Rural Development.

“We are incredibly proud to partner with these grantees as they work to make immediate improvements in their communities, encourage promising ideas and jump-start long-term change,” shared AARP Idaho state director Lupe Wissel. “Our goal is to support the efforts of our communities to be grant places for people of all backgrounds, ages and abilities and the coronavirus pandemic has only underscored the importance of this work”

The Community Challenge grant program is part of AARP’s national Livable Communities initiative, which help communities become great places to live for residents of all ages.

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