Navigating MAP-21 Workshop Applications Due October 26
There are two weeks left to apply to host an Advocacy Advance Navigating MAP-21 Workshop in 2013.
Advocacy Advance has facilitated workshops to over 500 participants around the country since 2011. These workshops are designed to provide the knowledge, skills and resources to access untapped 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, Navigating MAP-21 Workshop 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.
"This workshop provided excellent resources, and most importantly, empowered the attendees to take action to improve the funding picture." - Sandy Fry, Capital Region Council of Governments (Hartford, CT), Principal Transportation Planner
"I’m going to be more effective at a base level because I have more knowledge. On another level, I expanded my group of contacts, from the federal down to local levels. I’ve got a lot more tools in the toolbox for our next discussion with GDOT." - Brent Buice, Georgia Bikes
Who should attend?
Navigating MAP-21 Workshops are intended to bring together:
• Bicycle and pedestrian advocates
• Government agency staff
• Elected officials
How long is the training?
Navigating MAP-21 Workshops are one day.
How much does it cost?
Navigating MAP-21 Workshops are offered for free, thanks to the generous support of SRAM Cycling Fund.
What are the goals of Navigating MAP 21 Workshops?
During the workshops, participants 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
How do I apply to host a Navigating MAP 21 Workshop?
If you are interested in applying to host a workshop in 2013, dowload the application here. Applications are due October 26, 2012. If you have any questions, or want to include an abbreviated curriculum in a state bike summit or other event, contact Brighid O’Keane at Brighid@AdvocacyAdvance.org.
Register to attend our final workshops in 2012 in New Orleans, LA on Friday, November 2.
Click here for Advocacy Advance's Navigating MAP-21 campaign resources and learn how you can get involved in your state's campaign.