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PeopleForBikes (PFB) Community Grant

Grants to USA Nonprofits and Local, State, and
Federal Agencies for Projects to Promote Bicycling

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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PeopleForBikes (PFB)

LOI Date:

07/23/21

Deadline Date:

10/15/21

Description:

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Grants of up to $10,000 to USA nonprofit organizations, city and county departments and agencies, and state and federal agencies for programs and projects to promote bicycling. Applicants must submit an LOI prior to submitting a full application. Funding is intended for bicycle infrastructure projects and targeted advocacy initiatives that make it easier and safer for people of all ages and abilities to ride.

PeopleForBikes focuses most grant funds on bicycle infrastructure projects such as:

  • Bike paths, lanes, trails, and bridges
  • Mountain bike facilities
  • Bike parks and pump tracks
  • BMX facilities
  • End-of-trip facilities such as bike racks, bike parking, bike repair stations and bike storage

PFB also funds some advocacy projects, such as:

  • Programs that transform city streets, such as Ciclovías or Open Streets Days
  • Campaigns to increase the investment in bicycle infrastructure

PeopleForBikes will fund engineering and design work, construction costs including materials, labor, and equipment rental, and reasonable volunteer support costs. For advocacy projects, PeopleForBikes will fund staffing that is directly related to accomplishing the goals of the initiative.

PeopleForBikes only funds projects in the United States. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 178561

Estimated Size of Grant:

PeopleForBikes accepts requests for funding of up to $10,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

PeopleForBikes accepts grant applications from non-profit organizations with a focus on bicycling, active transportation, or community development, from city or county agencies or departments, and from state or federal agencies working locally.

PeopleforBikes will not consider grant requests in which funding would amount to 50% or more of the project budget.

PeopleForBikes does not fund:
- Feasibility studies, master plans, policy documents, or litigation
- Signs, maps, and travel
- Trailheads, information kiosks, benches, and restroom facilities
- Parking lots for motorized vehicles
- Bicycles, helmets, tools, and other accessories or equipment
- Events, races, clinics/classes, or bicycle rodeos
- Bike recycling, repair, or earn-a-bike programs
- Education programs
- General operating costs
- Staff salaries, except where used to support a specific advocacy initiative
- Rides and event sponsorships
- Planning and retreats
- Projects in which PeopleForBikes is the sole or primary funder
- Projects outside the U.S.

Pre-Application Information:

2021 Application Schedule

Spring 2021 Grant Cycle
Online application opens: December 14, 2020
Online Letter of Interest due: January 22, 2021
Notification of LOI status: February 26, 2021
Full Applications due: April 9, 2021
Grant award notifications: by May 28, 2021

Fall 2021 Grant Cycle
Online application opens: June 14, 2021
Online Letter of Interest due: July 23, 2021
Notification of LOI status: September 3, 2021
Full Applications due: October 15, 2021
Grant Award notifications: by December 3, 2021

The PeopleForBike (PFB) Community Grant Program application has two parts:
1. Letter of Interest: Interested applicants should submit an online letter of interest (LOI) through the PFB website. LOIs will include basic information about the applying organization and contact person, as well as an overview of the project proposed for funding.
2. Full Application: PFB will request a full project application from a short list of qualified applicants. Invited organizations will receive access to the online application.

PeopleForBikes does not consider additional funding requests from grantees for at least three years from the time of the original grant.

PeopleForBike (PFB) does not require a specific percentage match, but leverage and funding partnerships are looked at very carefully.

All applicants must utilize the online grant application system.

Guidelines: https://www.peopleforbikes.org/grant-guidelines

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Invited organizations will receive access to the online application.

For questions, contact Zoe Kircos, Director of Grants and Partnerships, at 303-449-4893 x106 or zoe@peopleforbikes.org

PeopleForBikes
PO Box 2359
Boulder, CO 80306
info@peopleforbikes.org
720/726-3335

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