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The City of Jackson, TN to accept the AARP Community Challenge grant
Posted on 09/18/2020

September 18, 2020

Media Contact: Kenneth Cummings (731) 499-1142

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

The City of Jackson, TN to accept the AARP Community Challenge grant

Jackson, Tenn. – The City of Jackson, TN is thrilled to announce we have been selected to receive an AARP Community Challenge grant. We are one of only 184 grantees selected from across all 50 states, Washington D.C, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

We will formally accept the grant through a virtual check presentation at 11:00 AM on September 24, 2020 in the George A. Smith Room at City Hall, located at 101 E Main Street Jackson, TN 38301. Members of the media are encouraged to attend. Social distancing, masks, and a temperature screening upon arrival at City Hall will be required.

With this “quick-action” grant we will we will use it to improve the city’s transportation accessibility and communications by creating a smartphone app that provides real-time information about public buses.

“We are incredibly proud that AARP selected The City of Jackson, TN to receive this grant,” stated Mayor Scott Conger. “AARP is a nationwide leader on making neighborhoods, towns, and cities more livable for all residents and we are honored that they see the tangible value this project will bring to our community.”

 About the Community Challenge:

 The Community Challenge funds innovative projects that inspire change in areas such as transportation, public spaces, housing, smart cities, civic engagement, coronavirus response and more.

It’s all part of AARP’s nationwide work on livable communities, which supports the efforts of neighborhoods, towns, cities and counties across the country to become great places for all residents. AARP believes that communities should provide safe, walkable streets; affordable and accessible housing and transportation options; access to needed services; and opportunities for residents to participate in community life.

To learn more about the work being funded by the AARP Community Challenge across the nation – including all 184 granted projects this year, visit www.aarp.org/CommunityChallenge You can also view an interactive map of all Community Challenge projects and AARP’s livable communities work at www.aarp.org/livable.

Learn More: AARP.org/CommunityChallenge // Questions? Email communitychallenge@aarp.org

Press Release for AARP Grant Check Presentation.pdf

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