AARP Grants Erath New Bike Racks

Communities like Erath, LA are working hard to improve the quality of life for residents of all ages.

In partnership with AARP, local leaders have been able to turn that idea into a reality. As part of that effort, AARP created its Community Challenge program. These quick-action grants are designed to fund innovative projects that inspire change in areas such as transportation, public spaces, housing, diversity and inclusion, civic engagement, coronavirus response and more.

The Town of Erath applied for and received $9,000 to help promote bike activity throughout the town by installing bike racks at local business and parks.

“Erath is an eclectic community, known for its great schools and long-standing heritage. We hope these new bike racks will inspire residents, young and old, to get out on their bikes and experience our town in a new way,” says Erath Mayor Taylor Mencacci.

Other grants recipients in Louisiana include Abbeville Main Street, Sankofa Community Development, Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, Acosta Foundation, and Baton Rouge Downtown Development District.

The Community Challenge is 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.

To learn more about the work being funded by the AARP Community Challenge, visit

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