America Walks announces Community Change Grants Program in the US
America Walks and generous Active People, Health Nations partners are excited to announce another round of the popular Community Change Grant program.
The Community Change Grants program supports the growing network of advocates, organizations, and agencies working to advance walkability. Grants are awarded to innovative, engaging, and inclusive programs and projects that create change and opportunity for walking and movement at the community level.
This grant program will work to provide support to the growing network of advocates, organizations, and agencies using innovative, engaging, and inclusive programs and projects to create change at the community level.
This program will award 15 grantees $1,500.00 in community grants for projects related to creating healthy, active, and engaged places to live, work, and play.
Projects they Fund
They look forward to funding projects that demonstrate increased physical activity and active transportation in a specific community, work to engage people and organizations new to the efforts of walking and walkability, and demonstrate a culture of inclusive health and design. Projects will create healthy, active, and engaged communities that support walking as transportation, health, and recreation. Projects must show a strong and intentional foundation of equity and authentic engagement of the whole community.
Uplifting the community should always be the goal, so they are particularly interested in projects that center the concerns of BIPOC residents, reach across the demographics of communities to build coalitions, and/or create unique civic partnerships with new perspectives. Their desire is for proposed projects to have a particular focus on engaging in key issues of the day with new perspectives and diverse partners/ audiences while highlighting the vital role that walking and transportation partners can play in a new era.
For the second year, General Motors is funding 15 additional $1,500 Community Change Grant projects in designated towns and cities with GM facilities! Eligibility requirements for GM grant: You have a project that engages General Motors employees from any facility (dealerships, plants, offices) or you live in a location with a primary General Motors facility.
America Walks has seen firsthand that the passion, innovation, and hard work of advocates and local organizations to advance safe, equitable, accessible, and enjoyable places to walk and move are what create the foundation for walkable communities across the US.
For more information, visit https://americawalks.org/programs/community-change-grants/