Kathy Smith, President of the Board of America Walks, spoke at the release of Step It Up!, the Call to Action on Walking & Walkable Communities, of the hard work and commitment of local advocates in the walking movement, oftentimes overcoming limited resources to create lasting change.

America Walks and the Every Body Walk! Collaborative stand with these local organizations and are pleased to announce a new micro grant program designed to assist local walking advocates build on the momentum of the newly released Surgeon General’s Call to Action.

Put your feet on the ground and answer the Surgeon General’s call with these funds. The program will fund 10-15 community groups for activities designed to increase local walking programming and stimulate community demand for infrastructure improvements that provide accessible, safe walkable places for the entire community.

Applications are due by 5:00pm EDT on October 15th.

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