The 2019 AARP Community Challenge grant program awardees include two Vermont recipients, Newport and Bennington, for specific community development projects:

Town of Bennington, Office of Community Development, $17,990 to fund continued improvements for the Start Street Park project as an outdoor recreation and community gathering place for all generations.

City of Newport, $24,172.35 for the Prouty Beach Connector project to develop an outdoor recreational economy.

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