SCAG’s Go Human Awards 28 Safety Mini-Grants Across the Region

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SCAG’s Go Human Campaign is proud to announce that we have awarded 28 Mini-Grants to fund projects that build street-level community resiliency and increase the safety of vulnerable street users, including those who depend on biking and walking. More than $200,000 was awarded across the region.

The Local Community Engagement and Safety Mini-Grants (Mini-Grants) expand the concept of traffic safety amid the efforts to reduce the transmission of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and recognize its unprecedented impact on our communities.

Awarded projects span a wide range of activities the center the mobility and transportation needs of those most impacted by COVID-19 including a storytelling radio series focusing on transit, virtual workshops for youth, free bike match and repair for essential workers and families, and co-creation of community resilience and safety resources, among many other creative and impactful projects.

Congrats to all awarded projects and community partners!

  • Active Pomona (Day One)

  • Adapting the Mobility and Public Realm for Future Community Health (City Fabrick)

  • Bikes for Essential Workers and Families (Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition)

  • Biking in the Time of COVID (People for Mobility Justice)

  • Capacity Building on Transportation Safety Strategies (ACT-LA – Alliance for Community Transit)

  • Co-creating Pedestrian & COVID Safety Practices in Communities of Color: At the Intersection of Advocacy for Essential Workers, Youth-Centered Spaces, and Community Constituents (Yolanda Davis-Overstreet)

  • Community First – Pedestrian Safety During COVID-19 (Central City Neighborhood Partners)

  • El Monte Safe and Healthy Streets (Active SGV)

  • Engaging South LA Residents on Transportation Issues (Move LA)

  • Leveraging Emergency Meal Distribution Services to with Education/Engagement Related to Social Distancing Protocols for Transit, Biking & Walking (TRUST South LA)

  • Local Business Recovery through Active Mobility (CMABS - Costa Mesa Alliance for Better Streets)

  • Northeast Valley Transportation Resiliency Plan (Pacoima Beautiful)

  • Our Streets: Healing & Protecting Our Community Through Mobility Justice (Las Fotos Project)

  • Placentia PATHS for Community (Latino Health Access)

  • Point C Project (dublab)

  • Project Wheelie: Free Bike Match and Repair (Day One)

  • Safe Travels: Bike Safety Videos for Kids (Walk ‘n Rollers)

  • Safe Where You Are Transportation and Health Project (Latino Health Access)

  • Safer on the Streets: San Pedro (L.A. Neighborhood Initiative)

  • SGV Bike Repair and Ride (Active SGV)

  • SMS Texting + Chat Apps Safe Street Organizing Webinars (Los Angeles Walks)

  • Street Safe – Pedestrian EcoSystem (Rose Park Neighborhood Association)

  • Take 2 Wheels to Work (BREATHE CA)

  • The COVID-19 Pandemic and Walking, Biking, Going to the Park and Using LA Metro (Community Intelligence)

  • Transformative Talks: COVID-19 and Community Resilience (Untokening)

  • University Park Slow Jams (Public Matters)

  • Va por la avenida en bici (BikeVentura)

  • Watch Your Step! A Community Transit Safety Project / Al Pasito: Un Proyecto Comunitario Sobre el Transito (Echo Park Film Center)

SCAG received nearly 50 applications from across the region which far exceeded available resources this year. Given the interest at the local level, SCAG is seeking additional funding to support similar efforts in the future.

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