Dear Community-Based Organizations and other Non-profits,
Every year, nearly 5,000 unclaimed bikes are lost and found on LA Metro’s Bus and Rail system and on other Metro properties. Many of these bikes go unclaimed.
Metro is offering grant funding to distribute these bikes back into the community and provide increased sustainable mobility options to people that are not able to afford a personal bicycle, including resource-challenged communities and people experiencing homelessness.
At the August 2020 Metro Board meeting, staff was directed to seek the help of community-based organizations and non-profits to administer distribution programs throughout regions of Los Angeles County to ensure these bicycles are provided to those who need them most. We completed our 1st two-cycle pilot and have successfully served multiple parts of LA County including East Los Angles, Long Beach, South Central Los Angeles, Culver City, Willowbrook, San Gabriel Valley, Boyle Heights, and more!
Metro’s Application and Guidelines form is now open! This competitive mini-grant program will provide funds to selected organizations to assist in their administration of the program. The application is set to close on March 17th, 2023 at 5pm.
Metro will also be hosting a workshop on Wednesday, March 1st, 2023, to aid applicants in the application process. Please join us for a virtual workshop to learn how your Community-Based Organization can apply for this mini-grant in partnership with Metro’s Adopt A Bike Program.
Wednesday, March 1st, 2023
1pm – 2:30pm
Zoom Registration Link: http://bit.ly/3YxUxCJ
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know if you may be interested in joining Metro in the administration of this equitable and meaningful program to increase mobility and opportunity throughout Los Angeles County.
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