Aid and Economic Development (4). For example, funding is made available to improve county roads and bridges and for municipal road improvement projects such as resurfacing, rehabilitation and reconstruction and signalization. Additionally, under the bikeway grant program, funding is provided to counties and municipalities to promote bicycling as an alternative mode of transportation.
There are also options at the state level for non-infrastructure projects. The NJ Division of Highway Traffic Safety (NJDHTS) awards grants each year for programs designed to reduce motor vehicle crashes, injuries, and fatalities (5). Municipal, county, and state governmental and law enforcement agencies, as well as non-profit organizations, are eligible to apply for NJDHTS grants to address specific local traffic safety needs.
Healthy Community Development mini-grants are another potential funding source (6). Every other year, the New Jersey Department of Health & Senior Services and the New Jersey Council on Physical Fitness and Sports invite applications to implement a Healthy Community Development initiative. The mini-grants provide seed money to engage the community in local level programming that can help leverage future funding from other sources.
National and Local Non-profit Organizations: Numerous non-profit