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Other Grant Opportunitites

This page highlights recent grant and funding opportunities. We provide these links to help users find information on grants and funding across the United States.

If you have a grant program or funding opportunity you would like us to post, please contact Eileen Miller. Please provide a brief description of the program, the total funding amount, the application deadline, grant website, and a direct contact for more information.


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2017 Community Change Micro Grants. This program awards up to $1,500 to fund or help to catalyze smaller-scale, low-cost projects and programs that increase the prevalence of walking, expand the diversity of people and organizations working to advance walkability, and help to make walking safer, easier, and more fun for all community members.

  • Total Funding Amount: Up to $1,500
  • Application Deadline: November 10, 2017, by 5pm Eastern
  • For More information: Please contact Heidi Simon at with questions.


Creative Placemaking Grants from Transportation for America.  After working closely with Nashville, Portland and San Diego over the last few years, Transportation for America is seeking to award $50,000 (each) to creative placemaking projects in three new cities that engage residents, attract the attention of local public works and transportation agencies, and spark new conversations that bring more people to the table to plan and implement new transportation investments. They are especially committed to funding collaborative projects that expand transportation opportunities and local control for low-income people, recent immigrants, and people of color living in communities that have experienced disproportionate disinvestment and disconnection.


2017 Designing for Inclusive Health Micro Grant. The America Walks and the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD) – Lakeshore Foundation micro grant program will award grantees up to $1,500.00 for projects related to supporting disability inclusion strategies that make healthier choices the easier choices for all people in areas where they may live, learn, work, play, pray, and receive care. The program’s purpose is to accelerate disability inclusion programmatic, policy, systems, and environmental improvements that increase access and opportunities for walking and walkable communities—with a principal focus on disability inclusion and accessibility. This micro grant program aims to recognize, support and grow efforts around designing communities for inclusive health.

Tufts Health Plan Foundation. Tufts Health Plan Foundation funds projects serving communities in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. The Foundation offers “Systems and Best Practices”  grants to support nonprofit organizations in their work to improve systems and best practices that influence and ultimately result in healthy communities and age-friendly cities. The Foundation will fund activities in Health and Wellness, Workforce Development, Purposeful Engagement, and Field and Capacity Building that will: Improve or build systems to support healthy living with an emphasis on the systems that are serving older adults; Bring organizations together to collaboratively achieve broader impact and change; Scale efforts to address community needs.

America Walks and the Every Body Walk! Collaborative Micro Grants. This program will award grantees up to $1,500.00 for projects related to increasing walking and walkability. Walkable communities lead to improved safety and health for community members of all backgrounds. They encourage broad involvement by all in the design and planning process and are places where safe, accessible and delightful opportunities to be physically active are available to everyone. Neighbors in walkable communities are engaged with each other and schools, jobs and other valuable resources are within close proximity to where people live.  Most importantly, walking and walkability can help to bridge community divides and overcome existing disparities.

  • Total Funding Amount: Up to $1,500
  • Application Deadline: November 18, 2016, by 5pm Eastern
  • For More information: Please contact Heidi Simon at with questions.


2017 Walkability Action Institute. Request for Funding Applications to the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s 2017 Walkability Action Institute now open! NACDD/CDC will choose 10 cross-disciplinary MPO-level teams (or other similar regional entities like RPO, TPO, or RCOG) for assistance to attend this April event in Decatur, Georgia. The Walkability Action Institute will provide teams with the most up-to-date academic and applied learning methods, and will reinforce and support implementation of significant national public health policy statements promoting walking and walkability, such as Step It Up! — The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities (SGCTA). NACDD and CDC are interested in applicant teams who can commit to all project deliverables outlined in this request for funding assistance (RFA) and produce measurable PSE outcomes after attending the action institute. Teams must include the 4 required members: public health, transportation, planning, & elected official, and can include up to two additional members.

  • Total Funding Amount: Up to $7,304 per team
  • Application Deadline: November 30, 2016 by 11:59pm Eastern
  • For More information: Karma Edwards at


Transportation to Dialysis Centers: Health/Transportation Policy Intersection: TRB’s Transit Cooperative Research Program has issued an RFP to quantify the current and projected demand and associated costs of transportation for kidney dialysis in the United States and identify current effective practices and new strategies for funding and providing transportation for dialysis.

  • Total Funding Amount Available: $350,000
  • Application Deadline: Proposals (20 single-bound copies) are due not later than 4:30 p.m. on 7/13/2016
  • For More Information:  Dianne S. Schwager, Phone: 202/334-2969, Email: