The Foundation's program, Active Living Resource Center, was designed to improve health by encouraging collaboration among planning, health, and non-traditional entities for the purpose of designing activity-friendly communities.This grant supports development by the Bicycle Foundation's National Center for Bicycling & Walking (NCBW) of two demonstration projects to test components that could be replicated to increase opportunities for physical activity for children and families at high risk for obesity on the basis of race/ethnicity, income, and/or geographic location. Through the first project, Organizing for Regional Change to Create Active & Healthy Living Communities, the Active Living Resource Center (ALRC) will work with Smart Coast, a group that advocates smart growth along the Gulf Coast in Alabama, to develop a multiyear plan to increase walking, bicycling and healthy living in a two-county region. Through the second demonstration project, ALRC will help create the Emerging Leaders program to engage college students in improving walkability and bikeability in the communities that are home to their institutions. Deliverables will include selection of a state in which to carry out the Emerging Leaders program, assistance to qualifying colleges to establish the internship program, creation of a statewide support network for the interns, and creation of a toolkit. ALRC will emphasize engaging historically black colleges and universities in this effort.
Amount Awarded $500,767.00
Awarded on: 3/19/2009
Time frame: 4/1/2009 - 7/15/2010
Grant Number: 56799