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PeopleForBikes Community Grant

The PeopleForBikes Community Grant Program supports bicycle infrastructure projects and targeted advocacy initiatives that make it easier and safer for people of all ages and abilities to ride.  

Please follow this link to review who can apply, what they fund, and links to the application process.

You can also learn what’s been funded in the past in their "Visit our Grants Awarded" database

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. Requests must support a specific project or program; we do not grant funds for general operating costs.

What We Fund

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

We also fund 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, we will fund staffing that is directly related to accomplishing the goals of the initiative.

PeopleForBikes accepts requests for funding of up to $10,000. We do not require a specific percentage match, but we do look at leverage and funding partnerships very carefully. We will not consider grant requests in which our funding would amount to 50% or more of the project budget.

Schedules and Deadlines

PeopleForBikes generally holds 1-2 open grant cycles every year. In an effort to green our grants process, we have moved to an online grant application system. Please see the Apply Now page for more information on the application process.