10-Minute Walk Grants Due Friday!

Happy November! The goal of the NCRPA Wellness Initiative is to provide recreation and park agencies with resources to improve health programming, infrastructure, and policy efforts in your community. This wellness blog details a grant opportunity that your department may be eligible for!

As you may know by now, NRPA is partnering with The Trust for Public Land and the Urban Land Institute on a nationwide 10-Minute Walk Campaign. The goal of this campaign is to ensure that each person in every US city has a park within a 10-minute walk.

According to NRPA, one and three Americans do not have a park within a 10-minute walk. That’s a number totaling more than 100 million people! The 10-minute Walk campaign aims to change this alarming statistic.

If you haven't heard, 10-Minute Walk Planning grant applications have opened up! The application deadline is this Friday, November 9th.

10 cities will receive $40,000 to work alongside NRPA, The Trust for Public Land (TPL), and the Urban Land Institute (ULI) to develop their highest, best, and measurable commitment to the 10-Minute Walk Campaign. To be eligible for grant funding, your department must meet the following eligibility guidelines:

  • The main applicant must be a local government agency that builds and/or operates parks (e.g., municipal park and recreation department, tribal recreation department, public works department that manages parks etc.) or affiliated 501c(3) non-profit organization.

  • The Mayor of the city applying must be signed on to the 10-Minute Walk Campaign and provide a statement of support for this application.

  • At least 2 partners (outside of parks and recreation) must partner with you on this project and provide signed statements of support

  • If you have a local ULI and/or TPL office in your area, we strongly encourage you to gather letters or statements of support from these offices. These will count towards the two partners.

  • Applicants must demonstrate a clear interest and commitment to the campaign, strong project management, and leadership support.

For more information and to apply, please click this link!

Until next time,


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