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Your community can apply for a Safe Routes to Parks grant to increase equitable access and safe walking connections to parks.
The JPB Foundation has provided a grant to the Safe Routes to School National Partnership to fund the Safe Routes to Parks Activating Communities program, which follows the Safe Routes to Park Framework, a collaborative effort between the National Partnership and the National Recreation and Parks Association.
The framework provides a structured process by which communities can increase safe and equitable access to their parks and green spaces. The framework includes four main areas of activity: 1) Assessment, 2) Planning, 3) Implementation, and 4) Sustainability, with each area heavily infused with proactive community engagement.
Grantee communities will receive grants of $12,000 each, and will receive training, coaching and technical assistance.
Technical assistance will include resources, webinars, site visits, peer support, and feedback on plans and projects over the grant period. Eligible agencies and organizations include local parks or public health departments, other local or tribal governmental entities, and 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations.
Ten grantees will be awarded in 2018 and 10 more in 2019.
Applications are due before midnight ET on February 23, 2018.
Learn more and apply here!