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Tapping into resources to transform your community’s quality of life

Funders and community advocates are coming together to support the connections that make up our communities. We want to connect you to the resources, tools and funding you need to build that trail, connect that sidewalk, invest in that multi-use path or start that community revitalization project you’ve always dreamed of. 


Bike Walk Mississippi, the Community Foundation for Mississippi and the League of American Bicyclists have teamed up with the support of the Mississippi Department of Transportation to connect you to the resources you need to take advantage of programs and available federal funding to transform where you live, work and play! 


Join us over the course of 1, 2 or all 3 days to be introduced to tools & resources you can use to build a walkable & bike-able community! 

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Day 3: August 24th, 9:30 - 1:30

Access the state, federal & private funding you need to transform your community!

Community Foundation for Mississippi  119 South President Street, 1st Floor  Jackson, MS 39201


Part 1: 9:30-11:30am 

You’ll hear the in’s and out’s from experts on currently available state and federal funds including ways to access grant funding from: 

  • Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) 

  • Safe Streets and Roads for All Grant

  • Carbon Reduction Program 

  • The Reconnecting Communities + Neighborhoods (RCN) Program and more!



Part 2: 12:00-1:30

Representatives from the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) will walk applicants through the application and best practices for its Transportation Alternatives Grant, the most popular source of bike/pedestrian funding nationwide! 

TAP grants are now open until 10/2/23. 

Day 1: August 22nd, 9:30 -4:30pm      

Making your community Bicycle Friendly 

Trustmark Bank Community Conference Room    

1363 W Government St, Brandon, MS 39042

Have you ever wondered how other communities are designated as “Bicycle Friendly”? What exactly does it take to receive this designation and use it as a tool to increase economic development and quality of life? Join us on August 22nd to learn tangible steps and tools you and your community can use! 

Day 2: August 23rd, 9:30 - 1:30pm 

Learn how to put your plan into action! 

Brandon Municipal Complex, Buchanan Room 

1000 Municipal Drive, Brandon, MS 39042

Day two will allow you to work with national and statewide experts to put your plan together. Learn from best practices from communities across the nation. Discuss with our teams how to get started!

All workshops are free to the public and lunch is provided for all RSVP's received by 8/20/23. 

You may choose to RSVP for Days 1 & 2, Day 3 ONLY or all three! 

*Those attending for all 3 days will be eligible to receive one year of free consulting from Bike Walk Mississippi*

Lunch provided for all RSVP’s received by 8/20/23

Programming generously sponsored by the Community Foundation for Mississippi, the League of American Bicyclists and the bicycle safety campaign. 

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