New Funding Opportunities for Active Transportation from America Walks, OakDOT and NCMM

September 16, 2021

Looking for opportunities to advance safe, active travel in California? Check out these upcoming funding opportunities to power your work!

America Walks Community Change Grant 2021   America Walks logo 

America Walk’s Community Change Grant program aims to support the growing network of advocates, organizations and agencies who are actively working to advance safe, walkable communities. The program is looking for programs and projects that are innovative, engaging and inclusive, and create change and opportunity for walking and movement at the community level. In particular, work that centers Black, Indigenous and other people of color, and reaches across the demographics of communities to build coalitions and creates unique civic partnerships with new perspectives are encouraged.

Applications for the 2021 grant cycle are now open through Thursday, September 30 at 10 pm EST/7 pm PST! You can apply here.

City of Oakland Paint the Town Program   Oakland Department of Transportation logoEastside Arts Alliance logoSafe Passages logo

Paint the Town is back! The Oakland Department of Transportation, Eastside Arts Alliance, and Safe Passages relaunched their popular program to provide Oakland residents with an opportunity to engage with their neighbors, friends, and community organizations to create murals directly on their own neighborhood streets. The Paint the Town Program aims to beautify Oakland streets, bring neighborhoods together, and advance racial justice goals. Eastside Arts Alliance and Safe Passages will help residents and local groups in underserved neighborhoods with the application process to help them foster their own imagination and creativity through reimagining their neighborhood streets as spaces of art, vibrancy, and community ownership.

To learn more about the program, check out the program's guidelines. Those interested in applying can do so through the program’s application form.

Community Mobility Ready-to-Launch Grants 2021   

The National Center for Mobility Management (NCMM) has officially launched their 2021 Community Mobility Ready-to-Launch grant cycle. The program will award up to $75,000 per awardee to fund the pilot phase of an already designed program or project that allows low-income community residents to become fully engaged in economic opportunities, improve their health and well-being, and become more integrated into their community. The grants are made possible through support from the Federal Transit Administration and are open to any non-profit or government agency that is able to receive or be a subrecipient of federal funding.

Applications for the 2021 grant cycle are due on Friday, October 15, 2021, 11:59 pm EST/8:59 pm PST. Those interested in applying and more information can visit the Request for Proposals.

Be sure to regularly check our webpage here for funding opportunities for improving walking, biking and rolling safety throughout the year at the state, regional and local level.