AARP Announces Altoona Grant

AARP Announces Altoona Grant

Today, AARP Wisconsin announces that the City of Altoona has received a 2023 Community Challenge Grant – part of the largest group of grantees to date with $3.6 million awarded among 310 organizations nationwide.
Altoona’s $10,000 grant is one of six awarded to projects across the state that will receive a combined $84,300. Other Wisconsin grants were awarded to two projects in Milwaukee and one each in La Crosse, River Falls and Stevens Point. “AARP Wisconsin is committed to working with local leaders to improve residents’ quality of life through tangible changes,” said AARP Wisconsin State Director Martha Cranley. “We are proud to collaborate with this year’s grantees as they make immediate improvements in their communities to jumpstart long- term change, especially for Wisconsinites age 50 and over.”

With its $10,000 grant, the City of Altoona will hold an accessory dwellings unit design competition to promote their use as a housing solution. The competition will include an open house and presentations of design concepts to help educate builders and the broader community about ADUs.

“We are super excited to partner with AARP for this opportunity to come up with some great solutions,” said Altoona Assistant City Administrator Richard Downey, who said the city will have application materials and contest guidelines available at the beginning of August and decide on the winner in September.

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