2018 Utah Department of Health EPICC/Bike Utah Active Transportation Pilot Grant

The Utah Department of Health EPICC/Bike Utah Active Transportation Pilot Mini-Grant supports small-scale (<$1,000) bicycle and pedestrian projects that facilitate greater opportunities to engage the public with new active transportation ideas. Please review the following information carefully before submitting a grant application. Proposals that are incomplete or do not fall within funding priority areas will not be considered.

This grant DOES NOT FUND:

  • Feasibility studies, master plans, policy documents, planning, or litigation
  • Permanent signs, maps, trailheads, information kiosks, benches, and restroom facilities
  • Bicycles, helmets, tools, and other accessories or equipment
  • Races, rides, clinics/classes, or bicycle rodeos
  • Bike recycling, repair, or earn-a-bike programs
  • General operating costs or staff salaries

2018 Grant Deadlines

Applications may only be submitted online through the partnership with Bike Utah.

  • Online application opens: October 10, 2017
  • Full Application due: January 26, 2018
  • Grant award notifications by: February 9, 2018
  • Funding must be expensed by: June 30, 2018 (Projects should be completed by this deadline)

Evaluation Process

The EPICC/Bike Utah Active Transportation Pilot Mini-Grant Committee will evaluate each application based on the following criteria:

  1. Project quality – Project scope, applicant’s ability to complete project successfully, resources available, alignment with community plans already in existence, thoughtfulness in location and purpose
  2. Benefits to the community – Population(s) reached, reason and methods for picking this project at this time, potential to increase ridership or walking
  3. Measurement and evaluation – Measurement methodology, applicant’s ability to conduct measurement
  4. Community support and partnerships – Reasons for project prioritization, capacity to make the project a success, community, business, and leadership engagement
  5. Fiscal Responsibility – We have a limited amount of funding to distribute. Projects and programs that can get more done with less will allow us to fund more efforts
  6. Diversity – Geographic, project type, size of community

Who Can Apply

Applications will be accepted from community groups, non-profits, and city or county agencies or departments.

What We Fund

Requests must support a specific project. Suitable projects will facilitate greater opportunities to engage the public with new active transportation ideas. For example:

Demonstration projects that show new opportunities to improve a street for increased bicycling and walking. These may include, but aren’t limited to:

  • Protected or buffered bike lanes
  • Improved sidewalks or crosswalks
  • Pedestrian plazas
  • Programs that transform city streets, such as Ciclovías, Open Streets, or Build a Better Block events.

Examples of projects can be found at the following sites:

NOTE: Any project funded through this mini-grant must be implemented legally. Required permits, permissions, and support from local governments, departments of health, law enforcement agencies, etc. must be obtained for all projects.

Funding requests must not exceed $1,000. A specific percentage match is not required, but opportunities where funds can be leveraged will be looked upon favorably.

Reporting Requirements

A final report upon completion of the project is required. The final report should be three pages and include the following:

  1. Outcome: What did your project build, improve, develop, or accomplish? How was this evaluated?
  2. Who participated: Identify volunteers, supporters, businesses, other groups who helped make your project a reality, including any political support received
  3. Keys to success and lessons learned: Help us help others with what worked and what did not
  4. Summary of media coverage
  5. How the support of EPICC and Bike Utah was recognized
  6. Please attach:
    1. Project income and expense report for all funding sources for the whole project
    2. Copies of or links to press clippings
    3. Two or three photos – we love pictures of people on bikes and out walking!