Program Details


Our Aim

As a program of SCAG’s Go Human campaign, the Mini-Grants aim to build street-level community resiliency and increase the safety of vulnerable street users, defined as those who depend on biking and walking. Under the umbrella of traffic safety and mobility justice, Mini-Grants will fund strategies that:

  1. Identify, document or respond to emerging mobility and safety issues in local communities.

  2. Educate and engage communities on safe practices.

  3. Increase access to safe routes for vulnerable street users.

  4. Envision safety improvements to transportation infrastructure that prioritize local vulnerable street users.

Strategies outside of these categories will be considered. Applicants are encouraged to propose creative, strategic concepts that respond to the program goals and communities’ current needs.

Eligible Applicants

Community-based organizations, non-profits, artists, students and creators may apply for a Mini-Grant, and applicants may propose projects tailored to their expertise and capacity. Funding is available to recipients across the SCAG region, which encompasses the counties of Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura.

Grant Amount and Term

SCAG will award up to $10,000 to selected projects (previous awards were as small as $1,000, based on applicant requests). All projects shall be implemented between May 2020 and July 31, 2020Payments will be made to Mini-Grant awardees upon successful completion and submission of deliverables. The applicant will be responsible for securing any necessary permits or permissions.


  • Call for Projects Opens: April 21, 2020
  • Application Deadline: May 14, 2020
  • Awardees Announced: May 21, 2020
  • Project Implementation: May 21 to July 31, 2020

Application Materials



To apply, submit a complete application to Andrés Carrasquillo at by Thursday, May 14 at 5:00 p.m.

Previous Mini-Grant Awardees

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Local Community Engagement Mini-Grant FAQs

More Questions?

Email Andrés Carrasquillo at with any questions.