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Pennsylvania State Alliance of YMCAs Applies for 2017 Walkability Grant

The State Alliance has applied to YMCA of the USA for a 2017 Walkability Grant.

“Over the next year, YMCA of the USA (Y-USA) will work with 50 State Alliances to encourage
walking and other forms of active living throughout their state. With funding from CDC, 50 State
Alliances have the opportunity to receive grants to complete deliverables that support the Surgeon
General’s Call to Action in support of walking. This will build on existing statewide efforts to
promote walking and walkable communities.” said Y-USA in an announcement notice to all state alliances.

Alliance Executive Director, David John, says that this 2017 grant would build upon the $4,000 grant received in 2016. “The Alliance partnered with the state Departments of Health, Transportation and Conservation and Natural Resources in May 2016 to convene a Southcentral Pennsylvania Walking Summit to discuss how to promote walking as a healthy living option and imporve access to walking opportunities in local communities.”

John says that the 2017 grant would be used in multiple ways to advance the goals set forth by the U.S. Surgeon General in his Call to Action on Walking and Walkable Communities.

For more information on this grant, please contact the State Alliance at (717) 805-1300.