Walkable states and communities yield healthier and happy people by giving residents everywhere an environment that supports walking to community events, shopping, schools, and jobs. These built designs can reduce traffic congestion and air pollution and open the door to other types of non-motorized transportation.
NACDD has funding to pay for ten five-member state/regional teams to travel and participate in the learning institute and will award this funding through a competitive application process. Awardees will have access to the expert leadership of Mark Fenton, who will direct the three-day action institute and lead participants through a team-based applied learning adventure, including pre- and post- course guidance for teams as they work to make our states and communities more walkable through new and supportive policies, systems, and environments.
Applications are due by January 30, 2015. Click here to access the request for funding assistance (RFA), RFA Appendix A, and a very user-friendly RFA application form.