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RAYMORE AWARDED GRANT FOR AARP COMMUNITY CHALLENGE

Post Date:07/18/2018 11:46 AM

RAYMORE, MO - The City of Raymore is one of two communities in Missouri and 129 communities throughout the country to receive funds through the 2018 AARP Community Challenge grant program. Comm Challenge Icon

Through this grant, a new paved and stamped ADA crosswalk will be added to Municipal Circle in front of the Centerview event space to improve safety for pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists, and to increase connectivity between nearby businesses and City Hall.

A total of $1.3 million will be distributed to fund 129 “quick action” projects across the country, helping communities achieve one or more of the following goals:

  • Deliver a range of transportation and mobility options that increase connectivity, walkability, bikeability and/or access to public and private transit.

  • Create vibrant public spaces that improve open spaces, parks and access to other amenities.

  • Support the ability of a range of housing that increases accessible and affordable housing options.

The program, now in its second year, received nearly 1,600 applications from non-profits and government entities.

The grant requires that projects are completed by November 5, however construction for this project will be underway by the end of this month, depending on weather.

The City is also installing ADA ramps around Municipal Circle at Skyline and Broadmoor Drives within the next week.

The full list of grantees can be found at www.aarp.org/communitychallenge.

To learn more about AARP’s livable communities work in communities across the country and the AARP Community Challenge please visit www.aarp.org/livable.  

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