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2021 Safe Routes to Parks Activating Communities Funding Opportunity

Applications for the 2021 Safe Routes to Parks Activating Communities program are open now until December 18, 2020. Join the Healthy Parks and Places Manager for an in-depth information session on December 3, 2020 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST. who will review eligibility requirements, what is included in the grant program, and what will be expected from the seven organizations that are awarded. Select the button below to Register.

The Safe Routes to Parks Activating Communities program provides tailored technical assistance, along with a $12,500 award for seven nonprofit organizations to develop and initiate action plans to increase safe and equitable access to parks and green space in their communities. Developed through a collaboration between Safe Routes Partnership and the National Recreation and Parks Association in 2017, the Safe Routes to Parks Action Framework provides a structured process for communities to approach this work. The grantee communities will work closely with Safe Routes Partnership staff from February through September 2021 to proactively engage community members in the process of assessing park access, putting together an action plan to address barriers, and begin implementing that plan.

The Coronavirus Pandemic: The ongoing uncertainties of the pandemic will require grantees to creatively and safely engage community members while abiding by local public health guidance limiting in-person gatherings. Safe Routes Partnership staff will provide support to help grantee organizations think through the possibilities while maintaining everyone’s safety.

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