Are you interested in learning about federal funding to improve bicycling and walking in your community?

Advocacy Advance – a partnership between the League of American Bicyclists and Alliance for Biking & Walking – is facilitating a Navigating MAP-21 Workshop in Concord, NH on Thursday, March 20, 2014.  These workshops bring together advocates, agency staff, and elected officials and are designed to ensure that participants have the knowledge, skills and resources to access un- or under-utilized federal funding sources at the state, regional and local level to build bicycling and walking infrastructure and programs. With a focus on the new transportation bill, participants will learn how to maximize funding in the new Transportation Alternatives program and utilize all MAP-21 funding programs for bike/ped at the state and local levels.

We invite you to register for this one-day workshop, locally hosted by the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human ServicesBike-Walk Alliance of New Hampshire, and HEAL NH.

Navigating MAP-21 Workshop attendees will:

  • Learn how to maximize funding in the new Transportation Alternatives program
  • Learn how to utilize all MAP-21 funding programs for bike/ped at the state and local level
  • Learn the key characteristics, requirements, and opportunities of these programs
  • Discuss favorable factors for bicycling and walking investments
  • Understand the important role of advocates, agency staff, and elected officials in securing this funding
  • Share knowledge and experiences in the local context, working together to develop a list of local priorities and strategies for funding bicycle and pedestrian projects and programs

Meeting Details:

  • Date: Thursday March 20, 2014
  • Location: NH Department of Health and Human Services, 29 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH 03301
  • Time: Breakfast and registration check-in starts at 8:30am. Workshop begins promptly at 9am and ends at 4:30pm. Happy Hour/ networking event to follow off-site.

Please register for this free workshop at http://www.advocacyadvance.org/trainings/registration/concord-nh

 

The workshop also serves as a great way to meet and socialize with other advocates, agency staff, elected officials, and bike/ped professionals. This provides a priceless opportunity to develop relationships and learn from the successes and avoid the mistakes of other leaders.

More information About the Workshop:

Advocacy Advance Workshops train citizens on getting their communities to unlock federal dollars for biking & walking. Participants will gain the knowledge, skills and resources to access untapped or under-utilized federal active transportation funding. During these workshops, we'll look at where dollars are tied up at the state, regional and local level –- and how those dollars can support better infrastructure and programs.

With a focus on the current transportation bill, Navigating MAP-21 Workshop participants will learn how to maximize funding in the Transportation Alternatives Program and utilize all MAP-21 funding programs for bicycle and pedestrian projects at the state and local levels.

In 2014, workshop hosts will be able to customize the workshop content to include information about health funding sources, Federal Transit Administration funds, raising the local match, and funding innovative facilities.

Who should attend?

Navigating MAP-21 Workshops are intended to bring together:

  • Bicycle and pedestrian advocates
  • Government agency staff
  • Elected officials
  • Community stakeholders, including public health organizations

How long is the training?

Navigating MAP-21 Workshops are one day - they generally run from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

How much does it cost?

Navigating MAP-21 Workshops are offered for free, thanks to the generous support of SRAM Cycling Fund, Kaiser Permanente, and local sponsors.

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