The Safe Routes to Parks Activating Communities program is now accepting applications and will award eleven grantee communities in 2019. The Safe Routes to Parks Activating Communities program provides tailored technical assistance for communities to develop action plans, and awards $12,500 to each community to begin implementation of those plans. The action plans will be based upon the Safe Routes to Parks Action Framework, developed in 2017 through the collaborative efforts of the Safe Routes to School National Partnership and the National Recreation and Parks Association. The framework provides a structured process by which communities can increase safe and equitable access to their parks and green spaces. The framework includes four main areas of activity: 1) Assessment, 2) Planning, 3) Implementation, and 4) Sustainability, and emphasizes proactive community engagement. Apply by December 10, 2018. Click here to learn more.