Friday, May 13, 2016

Kaiser releases safe routes RFP

Kaiser Permanente announces the release of a request for proposals (RFP) to support neighborhood-based organizations to increase access to safe and accessible routes to neighborhood destinations and increase the number of individuals who walk, bike or wheelchair roll for transportation. This RFP is being released in two phases. Phase 1 is a fifteen month planning grant and phase 2 is a two-year implementation grant. This RFP is for phase 1 of this investment, the planning period. In phase 1, Kaiser Permanente plans to invest up to $300,000 over 15 months to support up to four neighborhood-based organizations. Successful applicants will receive awards of up to $75,000 for planning (phase 1). Planning grantees that complete the deliverables for phase 1 will be eligible to apply for up to an additional $200,000 over two (2) years for implementation funding (phase 2).

Active living is defined as integrating physical activity into daily routines such as walking or bicycling for occupational or purposeful (transportation) reasons.

This funding opportunity is expected to achieve the following outcomes by the end of the three-year funding period:

· Increased access to safe and accessible routes to prioritized destinations within a community; and

· Increased number of individuals who walk, bike, or wheelchair roll for transportation.

The applying organization must be a Colorado 501(c)(3). To be considered for funding, organizations must also meet specific eligibility criteria outlined in the RFP.

Organizations interested in applying for funding should review frequently asked questions and read the RFP in its entirety. The funding opportunity is currently released on the open funding opportunities page of kp.org/share/co. Kaiser Permanente will hold a webinar on May 12, 3 p.m. Instructions on how to register for the webinar is included in the RFP.

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