The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) announces the Call for Projects for the Community Streets Mini-Grants Program (MiniGrants Program) to fund community driven traffic safety projects that meet the needs of people most harmed by traffic injuries and fatalities.
- 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.
Grant Amount and Terms
- 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.
- 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.
For more information, visit https://scag.ca.gov/apply-mini-grant