Building Healthy Communities Grant to Support Biking in Corona and Flushing, Queens

Cyclist on Two-Way Protected Bike Lane on 111th St, Queens

The Fund for Public Health in New York City (FPHNYC), on behalf of the Building Healthy Communities (BHC) initiative, is currently accepting proposals for community based organizations and groups interested in increasing community members’ use of bicycles in the neighborhoods of Corona and Flushing, Queens.

BHC is partnering with the New York City Department of Transportation Bicycle and Greenway Program to encourage cycling as a way to increase physical activity.


FPHNYC will award up to seven grants of up to $5,000 each to community based organizations and groups that seek to increase cycling through coordinated cycling trips or classes/educational opportunities with at least 100 people in total, over the course of the grant term—this can be achieved by hosting multiple events with lower participation, or a single event with 100 people. Proposals to increase secure bicycle parking will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis, and may include sponsorship of an NYC DOT bike corral. Funding described under this RFP is for activities that must be completed by January 1, 2019.  The funding for this award is provided through grants to the Fund for Public Health in New York City from Astoria Energy, LLC.


All questions related to this RFP must be received by Megann Strajcher ( by June 29, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST.


Responses to this RFP must be submitted electronically to Megann Strajcher ( Please complete all sections of the attached application (Appendices A, B, and C) and send all documents in PDF form. Proposals must be received no later than Friday, June 29, 2018, 11:59 PM EST.


Visit: to view the full RFP.


Know anyone who may be interested? Please share and sign up to our mailing list for upcoming project updates, rides, and events. Click "Sign Up to our mailing list!" on the menu to the right.