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SANDAG Offers $40,000 in Grants to “Go by Bike”

Applications Accepted Through January 19, 2018

San Diego County CA— The SANDAG iCommute program is gearing up for National Bike Month (May 2018) by offering mini-grants of up to $3,000 to help pay for programs or projects that encourage biking for everyday trips.

A wide variety of organizations are eligible to apply, including local government agencies, community-based and nonprofit organizations, colleges and universities, business improvement districts, main street associations, and chambers of commerce.

The SANDAG iCommute program expects to award $40,000 in GO by BIKE Mini-Grants in this funding cycle.

The types of activities eligible for these grants include:

  • Community rides, bike scavenger hunts, or guided bike tours
  • Bike commuting, maintenance, and safety classes
  • Local “Bike to Work” or “Bike to Campus” events
  • Campaigns or contests that promote bike riding
  • Bike-in movie events
  • Public events or rides that open city streets to bikes

Projects that focus on biking through outreach and education will be prioritized.

Applications will be accepted through January 19, 2018 at 5 p.m. Grants will be awarded by February 16, 2018. Funded activities must take place between March 31 and June 15, 2018. Details about eligibility, reporting requirements, evaluation and selection criteria, timelines, and the application process are available on the iCommute Bike Month web page.

In 2017, iCommute awarded 12 GO by BIKE Mini-Grants to organizations that supported community bike festivals, bike classes, the development of bike education materials, and other bike-related projects. The grant program supports the agency’s ongoing effort to encourage people to GO by BIKE for everyday trips. The San Diego region has a network of 1,340 miles of bikeways, with more bike paths being steadily added to the system.

For more information on GO by BIKE Mini-Grants, visit 511sd.com/iCommute or call 511 and say “iCommute.”

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