Last month we told you about our new colleague on the Advocacy Advance team, Brighid O’Keane. During the National Bike Summit, we announced the new Advocacy Advance webpage. Today, we are pleased to tell you about an update to that site and an exciting opportunity.
State and local bicycling advocacy organizations can now apply for an Advocacy Advance grant to support their efforts to increase bicycling and walking investments by tapping into underused federal funds.
There are three types of grants:
- Model Grants provide multi-year support to state and local advocacy organizations with efforts to significantly increase federal investment at state, regional, and/or local levels for biking and walking infrastructure and programs. Click here for a detailed outline, including guidelines, criteria and other requirements.
- Rapid Response Grants help state and local organizations take advantage of unexpected opportunities to win, increase, or preserve funding for biking and walking. Click here for a detailed outline, including guidelines, criteria and other requirements.
- Capacity Building Grants support the development and professionalization of state and local advocacy organizations to increase rates of biking and walking. Click here for a detailed outline, including guidelines, criteria and other requirements.
Along with our resources and trainings, we hope these grants will super-charge advocacy efforts to take advantage of latent opportunities in key federal funding sources like CMAQ, HSIP, and Section 402 safety grants.
Also see the Alliance’s blog post for more info on the Advocacy Advance grants.
League Policy Director
Flusche joined the League in April 2009 and has a B.A. in history from Syracuse University and a Masters of Public Administration with a concentration in public policy analysis from New York University.