FY22 Planning Grant Program Now Soliciting Projects

Nov 17, 2020
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Eastgate is now soliciting projects for its Fiscal Year 2022 Planning Grant Program. The Planning Grant is designed to assist municipalities with planning efforts that:
  • Define the transportation cohesiveness between multimodal transportation systems and local land use objectives that achieve the regional transportation goals
  • Aid municipalities with the creation of planning documents that support improvements in traffic flow, safety, and overall efficiency of the transportation system
  • Provide city governments with planning resources to achieve community visions as related to transportation and land use needs that promote future economic growth
The Planning Grant should further the following principles:
  • Increase active transportation options to connect people and places
  • Promote Complete Street principles to create vibrant and safe places for all users
  • Leverage transportation projects to develop places which support active transportation and complete streets through land use and design
  • Preserve existing infrastructure (Capital Improvement Plan)
  • Support economic development
  • Enhance quality of life in the Mahoning Valley
Eastgate’s goal is to award planning grants to communities and implementing governmental agencies that have legal authority to sponsor federal-aid capital improvement projects (see eligibility on page 5 of the planning grant document).

Visit the Planning Grant page of Eastgate's website to view the current program guide, previously awarded projects, and to submit a project application.

The Pre-Application process is open now thru Friday, January 15, 2021.