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THE 2022 COMMUNITY SPARK GRANT APPLICATION PERIOD IS NOW CLOSED.
AWARDEES WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN AUGUST. THANK YOU!

Eligibility

The League of American Bicyclists will award Community Spark Grants to 10 organizations, with five of those being organizations in GM home communities. (See the list of eligible GM Cities below.)

Eligible organizations include nonprofits and public or government organizations/agencies, and priority will be given to organizations that are led by or directly serve people from racial and ethnic minority groups. Other types of organizations will be considered on a case-by-case basis and we encourage everyone to apply. Reach out to the League if you have questions: anna@bikeleague.org.

Organization Criteria:

  • Public or Government Agencies/Organizations (Ex. Parks and Rec Department)
  • Non-Profits - 501(C)(3), 501(C)(4) and 501(c)(6) 
  • Other types of organizations will be considered on a case-by-case basis
  • U.S.-based organization

Grant Restrictions 

  • The League of American Bicyclists’ Community Spark Grant will not be able to fund most permit-required infrastructure, such as sidewalks or concrete for road widening. 
    • Bike racks or bike fix-it stations would be allowable. 
    • Some other things that are allowable are materials for temporary structures or demonstration/quick builds including paint, vertical delineators, bollards, and signage. 

Examples of Elgible Projects

We welcome and encourage your creativity and ingenuity when it comes to your project submission. However we also want to give you some examples and guidelines around things that cannot be funded.  We especially want to call your attention to the below websites and ideas for inspiration:

List of Eligible GM Cities:

Please note five of the 10 grants will go to projects located in any of the 18 GM Home Cities listed below. 

Arlington, TX Fort Wayne, IN Reno, NV
Bowling Green, KY Fort Worth, TX Rochester, NY    
Buffalo, NY Grand Rapids, MI     Roswell, GA
Charlotte, NC Kansas City, KS     Tonawanda, NY
Detroit, MI Lansing, MI     Wentzville, MO
Flint, MI Rancho Cucamonga, CA     Ypsilanti, MI

 

Find the full Community Spark Grant Description here