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Community Grant Program

Grants to USA Nonprofits and Local, State, and Federal Agencies for
Active Transportation, Bicycling, and Community Development Projects

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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PeopleForBikes (PFB)

LOI Date:

07/26/19

Deadline Date:

10/18/19

Description:

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Grants of up to $10,000 to USA nonprofit organizations, city and county departments and agencies, and state and federal agencies that are working locally on projects related to active transportation, bicycling, and community development. Applicants must submit an LOI prior to submitting a full application

Important change to Fall 2019 Grant Cycle: As part of the Foundation's efforts to get more children and youth on bikes, this grant cycle is dedicated to supporting bike park and pump track projects only. If your project is for another type of bicycle infrastructure, such as a multi-use trail, bike path, mountain bike trail, protected bike lane or BMX facility, or for bike parking or storage, please wait and submit during the next grant round. The Foundation will post the 2020 schedule of grant cycles in October 2019.

PeopleForBikes focuses most grant funds on bicycle infrastructure projects such as:
- Bike paths, lanes, trails, and bridges
- Mountain bike facilities
- Bike parks and pump tracks
- BMX facilities
- End-of-trip facilities such as bike racks, bike parking, bike repair stations and bike storage

Some advocacy projects will be considered, such as:
- Programs that transform city streets, such as Ciclovías or Open Streets Days
- Campaigns to increase the investment in bicycle infrastructure

PeopleForBikes will fund engineering and design work, construction costs including materials, labor, and equipment rental, and reasonable volunteer support costs. For advocacy projects, staffing may be funded if it is directly related to accomplishing the goals of the initiative.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 178561

Estimated Size of Grant:

PeopleForBikes accepts requests for funding of up to $10,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

PeopleForBikes accepts grant applications from non-profit organizations with a focus on bicycling, active transportation, or community development, from city or county agencies or departments, and from state or federal agencies working locally. PeopleForBikes only funds projects in the United States. Requests must support a specific project or program; general operating costs are not funded.

PeopleForBikes does not fund:
- Feasibility studies, master plans, policy documents, or litigation
- Signs, maps, and travel
- Trailheads, information kiosks, benches, and restroom facilities
- Parking lots for motorized vehicles
- Bicycles, helmets, tools, and other accessories or equipment
- Events, races, clinics/classes, or bicycle rodeos
- Bike recycling, repair, or earn-a-bike programs
- Education programs
- General operating costs
- Staff salaries, except where used to support a specific advocacy initiative
- Rides and event sponsorships
- Planning and retreats
- Projects in which PeopleForBikes is the sole or primary funder
- Projects outside the U.S.

Pre-Application Information:

2019 Application Schedule
Spring 2019 Grant Cycle

Online application opens: December 10, 2018
Online Letter of Interest due: January 18, 2019
Our spring grant cycle is now closed to new applicants.
Notification of LOI status: February 22, 2019
Full Applications due: April 5, 2019
Grant award notifications: by May 20, 2019

Fall 2019 Grant Cycle – Note: this grant cycle will support bike park and pump track projects ONLY.

Online application opens: June 17, 2019
Online Letter of Interest due: July 26, 2019
Notification of LOI status: September 6, 2019
Full Applications due: October 18, 2019
Grant Award notifications: by December 6, 2019

The PeopleForBike (PFB) Community Grant Program application has two parts:

1. Letter of Interest: Interested applicants should submit an online letter of interest (LOI) through the PFB website. LOIs will include basic information about the applying organization and contact person, as well as an overview of the project proposed for funding.

2. Full Application: PFB will request a full project application from a short list of qualified applicants. Invited organizations will receive access to the online application.

The Foundation does not accept emailed, mailed or faxed applications. All applicants must utilize the online grant application system.

PeopleForBike (PFB) does not require a specific percentage match, but leverage and funding partnerships are looked at very carefully. Grant requests in which funding would amount to 50% or more of the project budget will not be considered.

Application Information: http://peopleforbikes.org/apply-now
Community Grants: http://peopleforbikes.org/our-work/community-grants/

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit the LOI online:
http://survey.clicktools.com/app/survey/go.jsp?iv=2txkzygg8r5ol (Online application opens: June 17, 2019)

Invited organizations will receive access to the online application.

For questions, contact Zoe Kircos, Director of Grants and Partnerships, at 303-449-4893 x106 or zoe@peopleforbikes.org

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming