Deadline Extended for AARP Community Challenge Grant Program

We were recently informed that the AARP Community Challenge deadline has been EXTENDED and we wanted to share this information with all of the communities in our service area in southwestern Minnesota.

WHAT:  AARP is spearheading this Community Challenge to fund projects structured as “quick actions to demonstrate community change” and help build momentum in communities to improve livability for all residents. They are currently soliciting applications for project funding. The total Challenge pool is approximately $500,000 for about 50 projects nationally. If your idea is big, no project is too small! They may grant any amount; projects might range from a small, short-term activity that costs hundreds to a more sizable project requiring thousands of dollars.

WHEN:  Applications are due July 15, 2017 and all projects must be completed by November 1, 2017.

HOW:  All applications must be submitted through
TO LEARN MORE:  To learn more visit or email

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Notice of 2018 Title III Funding Cycle

Contact Information:
Rhonda Hiller Fjeldberg
Program Development & Grant Director
Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging®
507-387-1256 ext. 105 or

Notice of 2018 Title III Funding Cycle

Mankato, MN, June 19, 2017 – The Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging is seeking grant applicants for Title III Services in southwest Minnesota for the funding period of January 1, 2018 – December 31, 2018.  Applications will be accepted for the following services:

  • Assisted Transportation
  • Chore
  • Homemaker
  • Telephone Reassurance
  • Visiting

Detailed information on Title III grant funding and the application process is available at

Application deadline is August 1, 2017.

If you have any questions, please contact Rhonda Hiller Fjeldberg at 507-387-1256 ext. 105 or

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