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Metro Adopt A Bike: Mini Grant Program Workshop
March 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Every year, nearly 5,000 unclaimed bikes are lost and found on LA Metro’s Bus and Rail system and on other Metro properties. Many of these bikes go unclaimed.
Metro is offering grant funding to distribute these bikes back into the community and provide increased sustainable mobility options to people that are not able to afford a personal bicycle, including resource-challenged communities and people experiencing homelessness.
At the August 2020 Metro Board meeting, staff was directed to seek the help of community based organizations and other non-profits to administer distribution programs throughout regions of Los Angeles County to ensure these bicycles are provided to those who need them most. We completed our 1st two-cycle pilot and have successfully served multiple parts of LA County including East Los Angles, Long Beach, South Central Los Angeles, Culver City, Willowbrook, San Gabriel Valley, Boyle Heights and more!
In the coming weeks, Metro will release an Application and Guidelines form for a competitive mini-grant that will provide funds to selected organizations to assist in the administration of the program. There will be a workshop on Wednesday, March 1st, 2023, to aid in the application process. Please join us for a virtual workshop to learn how your Community Based Organization can apply for the mini-grant in partnership with Metro’s Adopt A Bike Program.