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Grants to Indiana Nonprofits, Businesses, and Neighborhood Groups to Enhance Bicycle and Pedestrian Mobility

Local-Motion Grant Program


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Funding Source
City of Bloomington
Planning and Transportation Department
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Geographic Focus
USA: Indiana: Bloomington

Important Dates
LOI Date: 10/20/23
Deadline: 11/03/23 5:00 PM EDT Save

Grant Description
Grants of up to $2,400 to Indiana nonprofit organizations, businesses, and neighborhood associations to promote and enhance bicycle and pedestrian mobility in eligible locations. Applicants must submit a project summary prior to applying. Funding is intended to support day-to-day, cultural, or other locally based activities that are designed to strengthen the diverse and vibrant bicycling and walking culture in the City of Bloomington.

BPSC has funding to support local initiatives that also promote a bicycle- and walk-friendly culture. The primary goal of the Local-Motion Grant Program is to advance bicycle and pedestrian mobility. The Local-Motion Grant Program will provide direct support to initiatives that focus on cultural, day-to-day, or other locally-based activities that also aim to strengthen our diverse and vibrant bicycling and walking culture.

The BPSC believes building a bicycle- and walk-friendly community is more than taking a "build it and they will come" approach. It is just as important to complement this approach with an encourage (to bike and/or walk) and educate (safety, health, environmental) platform on the virtues of active modes of transportation.

Possibilities for ideas are unlimited for their overall intent (e.g. live performance, parade, tour, class, etc.) and only need to incorporate walk and/or bike locomotion into the scope. 


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Existing or emerging non-profit organizations, locally-owned businesses, and neighborhood associations with new projects are encouraged to apply for the Local-Motion Grant Program.

The Local-Motion Grant Program does not fund:
- Projects completed prior to the funding period.
- Activities and performances not available to the general public.
- 100% of project costs. Applicants are required to provide matching funds through other sources.
- Activities and performances planned solely for fundraising purposes.
- Capital expenditures as the sole project activity.
- Training expenses as the sole project activity.
- Interest on loans, fines, penalties, and/or litigation costs.
- Indirect costs
- Projects that are longer than one year in duration.
- Individuals directly. Individuals must work with a partner organization/business/association, which must serve as the applicant and fiscal agent.

Pre-Application Information
1. Email a project summary to Hank Duncan, Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator, by Friday, October 20 at 5:00 p.m. EDT.
2. Complete and submit the application by Friday, November 3 at 5:00 pm EDT.
3. Prepare and give a five to ten-minute presentation to the Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Commission on Monday, November 13 at 5:30 pm EST.
4. The BPSC will review proposals based on applicants who complete all requirements and awardees will be notified no later than Friday, December 15 at 5:00 pm EST.

Funding requests must include at least a 10% cash match.

There is one grant cycle annually and requests are limited to one project application per cycle.

Estimated Size of Grant
Grant awards are capped at a total maximum of $2,400 per project application.

Contact Information
To begin the application process, email a project summary to Hank Duncan, Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator, at

Direct questions to Hank Duncan at the email address above.

City of Bloomington
401. N. Morton Street
Bloomington, IN 47404

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