With support from the City of Chicago and the Chicago Department of Public Health, World Sport Chicago will direct implementation of PlayStreets in the city’s south region (community areas 33-75). This initiative aims to support community organizations and neighborhood residents to activate their local city streets to promote physical activity, health living and safe play spaces for children, teens and families.
Community Implementation Grants
World Sport Chicago is currently accepting grant applications to become a PlayStreets community implementor¬†for the 2017 PlayStreets season!
WSC seeks applications from CBOs with significant operating experience serving a geographically-defined community in CDPH‚Äôs PlayStreets South Contract Region¬†(community areas 33-75, see this¬†map).¬†We‚Äôre looking to support community based organizations with strong community ties and offer unique,¬†creative, and innovative approaches to promote on-going physical activities and healthy choices in their community.
Successful respondents¬†will receive¬†seed funding and support with the logistical practices and processes to create such spaces. World Sport Chicago will provide¬†training and expertise in creating a developmentally productive environment for organizers and volunteers and encourage a peer network of practice across communities to share ideas and resources, insights and innovations.
Each south region grantee CBO will be responsible for ensuring 7-9 successful outdoor PlayStreets events this summer. Non-profit organizations with a 501(c)(3) designation from the IRS whose work is primarily focused on a specific Chicago neighborhood or community area are eligible to apply.
The application period for south region 2017¬†partner proposals will close on Wednesday,¬†May 10, 2017 at 8pm.
Completed applications should be emailed to Jason Eby at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prospective applicants with questions or groups interested more about supporting or joining PlayStreets efforts for this summer may contact Jason at email@example.com or 312-861-4843.