Wednesday, March 31, 2010

NJ Bicycle Coalition Wins $25K Startup Matching Grant

The Alliance for Biking and Walking has awarded the New Jersey Bicycle Coalition (NJBC) a $25,000 matching Startup/Capacity Grant to strengthen their legislative campaign to pass a vulnerable road user law and to ensure New Jersey's recently adopted complete streets policy is implemented. This grant will also help NJBC train new bike education instructors, and utilize current instructors, to establish a statewide adult and child bicycle education program. In addition, NJBC will hire their first executive director to manage these initiatives and take their statewide organization to the next level.

Advocacy Advance Grants assist emerging and expanding organizations with matching grants. $5,000 to $30,000 will be matched dollar for dollar to new funds raised within one year of the grant award. The goal of these grants is to leverage private and public investment and launch campaigns that clearly demonstrate an ability to grow and sustain biking and walking organizations.

These are made possible with generous funding from SRAM, Planet Bike, and Bikes Belong. In addition to these grants, the Alliance works with the League of American Bicyclists with research and technical assistance as part of the Advocacy Advance Partnership.