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Funding Available For The Nevada Bicycle And Pedestrian Safety Program

Eligible Projects And Programs Include Money For Bicycle And Pedestrian Education

January 11, 2019 - 4:16 pm
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LAS VEGAS (KXNT) - Who knew there was such thing as the Nevada Bike and Advisory Board. Well, there is.

The Nevada Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board (NBPAB) is offering funding opportunities to Nevada government and non-profit organizations for bicycle and pedestrian safety and education programs. Nevada county, city and township governments, Nevada schools and educational institutions and Nevada-based non-profit organizations can apply for up to $2,000 in funding for the following types of programs:

• Initiation, promotion and support of Nevada bicycle and pedestrian safety and education programs


• Financial support of the planning and construction of Nevada bicycle and pedestrian facilities


• Grants for community-based Nevada bicycle and pedestrian projects and programs


• Bicycle and pedestrian safety outreach


Sample eligible projects and programs include funding for bicycle and pedestrian educational materials and construction projects, as well as the development of bicycle and pedestrian mobility and safety plans.

Proposals will be reviewed based largely on program objectives and merit and must be submitted by March 1, 2019, by an authorized official of the applying organization. Funding available for each award may vary to allow for the selection of one or more applicants. Prior to receiving funds, applicants must be a registered vendor with the Nevada State Controller’s Office (controller.nv.gov). Projects and programs must typically complete within one year of receiving an official notice to proceed letter.

More information is available at bicyclenevada.com or by contacting Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) Bicycle and Education Coordinator Albert Jacquez at (775) 888-7943.
The Nevada Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board was created by the Nevada Legislature to advise state agencies on policies, programs and facilities, as well as promote programs and facilities for the safe use of bicycles and pedestrians in the state. The board consists of 14 members appointed by the Governor. More information is available at (775) 888-7433 (RIDE) or by clicking on the Nevada Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board link at bicyclenevada.com.