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Play Streets Program Offering City Funding Opportunity

Proposals due by Aug. 29

August 17, 2012

The Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) invites cities and towns across the nation to apply for $50,000 in funding to encourage and increase physical activity among kids and emphasize family and social cohesion as part of its Play Streets program.


The Play Streets program gives cities the chance to close specific streets to traffic on a routine basis, making the space open to the community, inspiring physical interaction. It is a high-impact, low-cost approach for cities to support a healthy lifestyle and provide space in neighborhoods that often lack space for activity. The program can be successful by closing just a couple of blocks at a time or many miles of streets.

The goals of PHA’s Play Streets program are to:

  • Establish a venue for children, families and communities to be physically active;
  • Promote sustainable public/private partnerships that promote social change and efforts to support physical activity among children;
  • Encourage economic development by showcasing local businesses and other key partners; and
  • Motivate and guide action by community leaders to strengthen communities and build social capital.

Download the Request for Proposal to apply. Submissions will only be accepted from mayoral or city council offices.

FAQs  include the program details. 

 Proposal Submitting Instructions

Proposals are due no later than 9 a.m. on Aug. 29.

Proposals can be submitted electronically or by fax to (202) 842-9060 or mail it to:

The Partnership for a Healthier America
2001 L Street, NW
Suite 750
Washington, DC 20036

For more information about PHA and the Play Streets program visit the PHA website.

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