NACTO to award 10 cities street design grants to aid recovery

Dive Brief:
The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) and Bloomberg Philanthropies will provide a second round of grant funding for its member cities and local community partners to adapt their streets in response to pandemic needs.

Ten city transportation agencies, in tandem with grassroots organizations, each will receive $50,000, technical assistance and access to a “peer network of cities and consultants” to plan and execute the projects across a six-month period. Applications are due May 20.

Projects must center on the needs of populations disproportionately impacted by the public health, social and economic toll of the pandemic while potentially serving as models for equitable streets response recovery across the county and globe, according to NACTO spokesperson Alex Engel.