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Community Streets Mini-Grants

Overview

Mini-Grant funding is now available for projects that build street level community resiliency and increase traffic safety.

Program Goal

The SCAG Go Human Community Streets Mini-Grants Program aims to build street-level community resiliency and increase the safety of people most harmed by traffic injuries and fatalities, including without limitation Black, Indigenous and People of Color; people with disabilities; and frontline workers, particularly those walking and biking. 

Applicants are encouraged to propose creative, strategic projects that center justice and respond to the program goal and communities’ current needs. 

Funding priorities for the 2021 Mini-Grants Program include: 

  • Investment in organizations focused on or led by members of disadvantaged or historically underinvested communities in the region; public health organizations, disability justice organizations, social service organizations; parent groups; organizations that serve elders; organizations that serve rural communities. 
  • Projects that leverage Go Human safety resources, including co-branded safety materials or the Kit of Parts. 
  • Creative leadership and capacity building strategies. 

Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. 

Eligible Applicants 

Community-based organizations, non-profits, and social enterprises are eligible for a Mini-Grant. 

Funding is available to recipients across the SCAG region, which encompasses the counties of Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Ventura. 

Funding will be distributed to prioritize equity, particularly within communities that have been historically disinvested or in disadvantaged communities. 

Grant Amount and Term 

SCAG will award up to $10,000 to selected projects (previous awards were as small as $1000, based on applicant requests). All projects shall be implemented between June 14, 2021 and August 27, 2021. Payments will be made to Mini-Grant awardees upon successful completion and submission of deliverables, within 5 – 8 weeks. The applicant will be responsible for securing any necessary permits or permissions. 

Timeline 

  • Call for Projects Opens: Friday, April 23, 2021 
  • Application Deadline: Wednesday, May 19, 2021 
  • Awardees Announced: Monday, June 7, 2021 
  • Scope Refinement: Tuesday, June 8, 2021 – Friday, June 11, 2021 
  • Project Implementation (10 Weeks): Monday, June 14, 2021 – Friday, August 20, 2021 

Materials

Mini-Grant Guidelines

Frequently Asked Questions

Submission 

The call for applications closed on Wednesday, May 19 at 11:59 P.M. PDT.

Questions? 

Email Andrés Carrasquillo at carrasquillo@scag.ca.gov with any questions. 

Previous Mini-Grant Projects 

Read more about the outcomes from the 2020 awardees on the Go Human blog and in the 2020 Mini-Grant Final Report

View the list of awardees from 2018