Today, we’re launching something new: the Complete Streets Activation Mini-Grant, ranging from $500-$2000 for community projects that engage residents to get them learning about and using new complete streets improvements and the City’s Moving New Orleans low-stress bikeway network.
The grants will fund community groups, civic organizations, local businesses, faith communities, and neighborhood leaders to develop a project or event to build grassroots support for safe and accessible mobility, Complete Streets, and/or the City’s new, expanded low-stress bikeway network.
Interested in encouraging more residents to walk or bike in New Orleans? Apply for the Complete Streets Activation Mini-Grant starting today or send this link to someone you think would be a great fit.
You might be wondering what it means to encourage more safe and less stressful mobility in New Orleans? If so, we’re hosting a webinar next Thursday, May 14th, from 12:00 – 1:00pm to answer your questions about NOCSC’s campaign and the Complete Streets Activation Mini-Grant. Register here. Even if you can’t make it, still register and we’ll send you a link to watch the webinar later.
Protected bike lanes, ADA accessible ramps, new sidewalks, bus islands, flood mitigation measures, and traffic calming installations are all parts of what makes a Complete Street. But what really makes a street complete are people: people out for a stroll, biking to get coffee, driving to get to work, or riding the bus to get groceries.
It’s with people, our community health, and all the ways we move around in mind, that we’re pushing the City and our communities to support more safety and less stress on New Orleans streets. The Complete Streets Activation Mini-Grant is meant to empower local residents and leaders to showcase how these benefits can empower their communities.
Here’s some examples of activities the Mini-Grant could fund:
- Community bike rides
- Leading a neighborhood safe mobility project
- Walking tours
- Temporary art installations
- Essay/photo contests
- Community events
Do you have an idea for an activity, installation, or event that will activate and celebrate Complete Streets? Or know someone who does? Click here for the Complete Streets Activation Mini-Grant application.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until July 1st, so the sooner you apply the better.