Thursday, February 26, 2015

Innovative Projects Wanted: Grantwriting Assistance Available for Walking, Biking & Safe Routes to School Projects

LAnSync.IiP.LACBCCalifornia’s Active Transportation Program (ATP) Cycle 2: Generating Innovative and Competitive Safe Routes to Schools, Walking and Bicycling Projects from Los Angeles County

We’re excited to share with you a partnership between LA n Sync, Investing in Place and the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition (LACBC) to help the Los Angeles region support competitive proposals for the California Active Transportation Program (ATP) Cycle 2, the state’s largest dedicated source of funding for safe routes to school and other walking and bicycling projects. The California Transportation Commission will award $120 million worth of grants to local jurisdictions for walking, bicycling and safe routes to school projects, programs and plans throughout the state. Applications for ATP are due at the end of May.

LA n Sync, Investing in Place and LACBC are coming together to make sure Los Angeles County submits competitive and innovative projects for this funding opportunity, with a special emphasis on disadvantaged communities. LA n Sync will provide grant writing and other technical assistance, help strategize and identify financial assistance (such as local match for projects), and make connections between potential applicants that would be more competitive as partners. Agencies seeking support from LA n Sync need to apply by March 18th.

Have a great idea for an ATP project but need help with developing a winning proposal? Apply for support from LA n Sync by March 18th and increase the chances that your community’s project gets funded.  Read our FAQ to find out more.

We ask that you help spread the word about this opportunity to your contact list and partners to ensure we have innovative and competitive proposal ideas submitted for LA n Sync support. The following entities are eligible for support:

  • Local, Regional, or State Agencies (i.e. cities, counties, Metropolitan Planning Organizations, Regional Planning Agencies, Natural Resource or Public Land Agencies, Public Health Departments)
  • Transit Agencies
  • Public Schools or School Districts
  • Community-based organizations, if in partnership with one of the above eligible applicants

Please contact Eric Bruins at or (213) 629-2142, ext. 127, or Jessica Meaney at or (213) 210-8136 with any additional questions about the ATP or applying for assistance from LA n Sync.

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