Some communities in Berks County are working hard to find solutions and improve walkability.
Maxatawny Township officials want help paying for sidewalk near Kutztown University
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Lucky for them, hundreds of millions of dollars will be available to help them make their communities safer, stronger, healthier and more livable.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention grants can fund bicycle and pedestrian campaigns, programs and initiatives that increase physical activity.
CDC Releases Grant Application for Hundreds of Millions in Community Prevention Dollars September 29, 2009
Through the new Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) grant program, the CDC will award $373 million to 30 to 40 communities throughout the country to reduce obesity and tobacco use. The program is an opportunity for bicycle and pedestrian advocates and local and state health departments to work together to secure significant funding to increase walking and bicycling for transportation and recreation.