The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) and Go Human announce the Call for Projects for the Community Streets Mini-Grants Program (Mini-Grants Program). With support from the California Office of Traffic Safety, the Mini-Grants Program funds community-driven traffic safety projects that meet the needs of people most harmed by traffic injuries and fatalities.
On July 2, 2020, SCAG’s Regional Council adopted Resolution 20‐623‐2, declaring systemic racism a human rights and public health crisis. The resolution affirms SCAG’s commitment to work in partnership with others to close the gap of racial injustice and meaningfully advance inclusion, diversity, equity, and awareness. The Mini-Grants Program supports work in alignment with Resolution 20-623-2.
The Mini-Grants Program supports organizations invested in safety and justice but who may not have transportation as their core focus, such as those in public health, disability justice and social service providers, parent groups, organizations that serve tribal nations, elders, and rural communities.
The Mini-Grants Program values approaches that use street space for community resiliency, recovery, and resource delivery that prioritize disadvantaged communities and communities most harmed by traffic injuries and fatalities. The Program emphasizes community-driven strategies rooted in co-creation, where community engagement is a key element in the project.