Funding available for neighborhoods to improve pedestrian safety

The Highway Safety Research Center (HSRC), at the University of North Carolina — Chapel Hill, is seeking proposals from up to 10 communities or neighborhoods to pilot-test a newly developed guidebook on how to improve pedestrian safety in neighborhoods. Each selected site will be provided $2,000 as well as technical assistance from pedestrian safety experts. To download the RFP, please visithttp://www.walkinginfo.org/res_guide/index.cfm.

Only government agencies and other not-for-profit organizations and neighborhood groups (such as PTAs, homeowner's associations, advocacy groups, etc.) are eligible to apply. Project funds are not payable to individuals. HSRC will conduct a pre-award conference call on Friday, May 1, 2009 at 1 PM ET to offer applicants an overview of the RFP as well as answer questions from applicants. To register for the call, please visit www.walkinginfo.org/res_guide/call.cfm.

Completed proposals are due Friday May 29, 2009 by 5 PM ET. Applicants should use the Web-based submission process available at www.walkinginfo.org/res_guide/RFP.cfm. HSRC anticipates selecting the awarded communities in mid-July 2009.