The mural was a 2020 mini-grant project completed by Chew and Chelten CDC

Last year, we launched our first public space enhancement mini-grant program. The enthusiasm and unique applications we received solidified the fact that our communities are energetic about improving pedestrian spaces, and tackling many different types of problems to get there. 

Feet First Philly is partnering with the Department of Public Health again to provide funding for mini-grants to create and improve public spaces, particularly in underserved communities. Mini-grants between $500 and $2000 will be awarded to address the financial and technical barriers that organizations face when creating or improving safe public spaces. Click here to view a sample budget.

Grant money can be used to support public space projects, including construction materials, educational materials, event costs, insurance, stipends, staff time, or other needs. Be creative and improve a public space that matters to your community. Check out our blog to learn about the projects we funded last year.

Deadline for applications is November 8, 2021.

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