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File #: 2018-0736   
Type: Program Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 11/14/2018 In control: Planning and Programming Committee
On agenda: 1/16/2019 Final action:
Title: CONSIDER: A. AUTHORIZING the Metro Open Streets Grant Program FY 2020 Mini-cycle Application and Guidelines (Attachment B); and B. REPROGRAMMING $252,688 in unutilized Cycle Two funds towards the FY 2020 Mini-cycle; and to fully fund Cycle Three awarded events in El Monte and Paramount.
Sponsors: Planning and Programming Committee
Indexes: Application, Bicycling, Bike and ride, Council Of Governments, El Monte, Gateway Cities (Southeast LA County) Service Sector, Government funding, Grant Aid, Guidelines, Location 99, Metro Equity Platform, Metro’s Open Streets Grant Program, Motion / Motion Response, Nonmotorized transportation, Open Streets, Paramount, Program, Public Transportation, San Dimas, San Fernando, San Fernando Valley Service Sector, Strategic planning, Walking
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - June 2013 Metro Board Motion 72, 2. Attachment B - Open Streets FY 2020 Mini Cycle Application Package & Guidelines, 3. Presentation
Related files: 2018-0642, 2019-0035
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REVISED
PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE
JANUARY 16, 2019

Subject
SUBJECT: OPEN STREETS GRANT PROGRAM FY2020 MINI-CYCLE

Action
ACTION: APPROVE RECOMMENDATIONS

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
CONSIDER:

A. AUTHORIZING the Metro Open Streets Grant Program FY 2020 Mini-cycle Application and Guidelines (Attachment B); and

B. REPROGRAMMING $252,688 in unutilized Cycle Two funds towards the FY 2020 Mini-cycle; and to fully fund Cycle Three awarded events in El Monte and Paramount.

Issue
ISSUE

Board approval will authorize the Open Streets Grant Program FY 2020 Mini-cycle, as directed by the Metro Board at its September, 2018 meeting. Board Approval is needed to proceed with the Mini-cycle competitive grant program framework and release the Guidelines and Application to Los Angeles County Cities, County and Councils of Government offices that were not awarded funding during the Cycle Three application process and are eligible for funding assistance to implement Open Street events in FY 2020.

Background
BACKGROUND

In September 2013 the Metro Board approved the Open Streets Competitive Grant Program framework to fund a series of regional Open Street events in response to the June 2013 Board Motion 72. Open Street events are temporary one-day events that close city streets to automotive traffic and open them to people to walk, bike or roll. The goals of the program are to provide opportunities to experience walking, riding a bike, and riding transit possibly for the first time; to encourage future mode shift to walking, bicycling and taking public transportation; and to promote civic engagement to foster the development of multi-modal policies and infrastructure at the local level.

At the June 2014 meeting, the Board awarded $3.7 million to 12 jurisdictions for Cycle One of the Open Streets Grant Program. At the September 2016 meeting, the Board awarded $4.14 million to 17 jurisdictions for Cycle Two. By the end of Cycle Two in December...

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