Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT)
Opportunity to Virginia nonprofits, schools, and government agencies to participate in a program to learn more about bicycling and walking infrastructure. Applications are invited from community stakeholders interested in experiencing biking and walking conditions, sharing perspectives, and building a consensus around potential solutions.
Walkabout Mini-grant recipients receive a hands-on walking and bicycling infrastructure survey and written Walkabout Report coordinated by the Local Technical Assistance Coordinator serving their region.
The Walkabout Report will include descriptions and photos of the conditions observed during the Walkabout. Recommended infrastructure improvements may also be included in the report, if the applicant intends to apply for a specific funding opportunity.
GrantWatch ID#: 177315
The entities who may apply for funding include:
-Schools (public and private)
-Local governments (cities, counties, or towns)
-Regional and state agencies working on behalf of a school or schools
-Nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations working on behalf of a school or schools
At the Walkbout itself, representatives from as many of the above organizations as possible should be represented to gain a holistic understanding of barriers to walking and biking to school, and community-wide buy-in to help address them.
Applications for Walkabout Mini-grants are accepted twice a year, once in the fall and once in the spring. Applicants planning to use their Walkabout Report to support Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside grant applications for infrastructure projects are encouraged to apply in the spring.
The due dates for the 2017-2018 school year are September 14, 2017 and February 1, 2018.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
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