CEUs for this presentation: .5
CEUs available for the following certifications:
- APA / AICP – American Institute of Certified Planners
- ASCE / TSPE – Engineers’ Professional Development Hours
- ASLA – American Society of Landscape Architects
- CPRP/NRPA – Certified Parks and Recreation Professional/National Recreation and Park Association
Speaker(s): Lenny Hughes; Bud Melton
You’ve created a great strategy to enhance active transportation in your community, and you know where to start. But how do you fund those first great projects? Or how do you fund another phase to extend the trail or protected lanes that are proving to be wildly successful? The presenters will discuss a series of funding strategies successfully employed by case study communities to get their active projects going.
Funding can range from local bond initiatives, to developer driven implementation, to pursuing federal funds through state.
Some strategies are unique and take special conditions. Others are available to all communities, but are highly competitive and take a well-thought out initiative. And others need to tap into special conditions in your region or community, such as a desire to address health and increased physical fitness issues.
- Identify the range of potential funding strategies that can be considered as options in their communities.
- Describe opportunities to address local issues and piggyback additional active transportation benefits onto that funding.
- Summarize key requirements and strategies to make their funding requests more attractive.
Participants will be presented multiple case studies as examples of both successful and partially successful funding initiatives. Discussions between panel members will help clarify key points. Multiple opportunities for presenter and audience questions regarding funding strategies in audience communities will be used to help build a strong understanding of what it takes to successfully apply for external funding.
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