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Tactical Urbanism Demonstration Project Funding

Grants to Indiana Municipalities and Community Nonprofits
to Encourage Active Living for Local Residents

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Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) - Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity (DNPA)

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02/25/21 4:00 PM Receipt


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Grants to Indiana cities, towns, and nonprofit community groups to support active lifestyles for residents across the State. Funding is intended to support equipment purchases, facilities, and short-term traffic and other projects that improve available options for bicycling and walking, leading to improved health for local residents.

The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity (DNPA) invests in partnerships and activities with communities that work towards creating vibrant places that are safe for being physically active during everyday activities such as walking and bicycling. Quickly implemented, low-cost projects supporting safe physical activity have been proven to be a critical spark for successful long-term community change. This program will provide funding to build short-term, low-cost demonstration projects that create long-term momentum to improve the built environment supporting safe walking and bicycling for residents of all ages.

Tactical Urbanism Demonstration Projects Supporting Active Transportation:

The DNPA is providing funding to communities to assist in the design and implementation of low-cost pop-up, tactical urbanism projects that support active living in Indiana. This funding will assist grantees in the planning, preparation, and implementation of one or more tactical urbanism projects in their communities.

Key expectations for the demonstration projects are as follows:

  • Must be quickly completed and implemented while supporting a range of active transportation
    options in the community.
  • Special consideration will be given to projects that enhance access to parks, playgrounds, schools, child care settings, shopping areas, transit stops, and other areas children visit often.
  • Support underserved populations in the community with specific emphasis on addressing the impacts of structural barriers to health on these populations.
  • Include public input and involvement as part of the planning and implementation process with a
    focus on equity.  
  • Include an evaluation documenting successes and challenges along with future planned long-term changes.

Funding will pay for equipment, materials and installation of the temporary demonstration projects. Examples of projects to be funded include:

  • Temporary bicycle and pedestrian safety demonstration projects that lead to long-term changes.
  • Purchase and deployment of temporary traffic calming equipment and projects, such as curb
    extensions, traffic circles, and high visibility crosswalks, that may be reused in other locations.
  • Temporary protected bike lanes, pedestrian lanes, parklets, “safety town” type projects to teach
    children safe walking and bicycling, and other similar facilities.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 187963

Estimated Size of Grant:

The maximum grant award is $10,000 for each community and may include single or multiple project locations.

Term of Contract:

This round of funding is for projects starting after May 1, 2021 and must be substantially completed by September 30, 2021.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants include incorporated communities in Indiana and not for profit community groups.

Eligible applicants include cities, towns, counties, or regional planning agencies (such as MPOs) and not-for profit groups.

Successful applicants will be selected based on their level of readiness to plan for and implement these types of projects as well as their willingness to consider future permanent environmental changes necessary to foster healthy and active communities.

Expenses such as consulting fees, permitting fees, food, and travel will not be reimbursed as part of this funding.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are due by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 25, 2021.

Matching funds are not required but will be positively considered in the review of the applications.

This is a reimbursement grant.

Contact Information:

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

Applications must be submitted via email (PDF format) to

For more information and questions, contact Pete Fritz at 317.234.6808 or at the above email address.

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