Read the full 2024 Mini-grants announcement.

Better Bike Share Partnership

Mini-Grant Guidelines 2024

The Better Bike Share Partnership (BBSP) is a collaboration funded by The JPB Foundation to build equitable and replicable shared micromobility systems. The partners include The City of Philadelphia, the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO), and PeopleForBikes.

PeopleForBikes, as part of the Better Bike Share Partnership, will make mini-grants of $2,500 – $10,000 available to non-profit community-based organizations, cities, transit agencies, or shared mobility operators to support small, time-bound programs or events in 2024.

Eligible projects will work to increase access to and use of shared micromobility in low-income and BIPOC communities.

Examples of projects that will be considered for funding:

  • Events that focus on or include shared micromobility, such as a ride series, tours in partnership with local businesses, shared micromobility demos, or other community-based events
  • Ambassador or liaison programming focused on a specific community or demographic, such as a Learn-to-Ride event or events focused on connecting people to equity pass programs. Examples of specific demographics include, but are not limited to older adults, immigrants, youth, or people with disabilities
  • Marketing initiatives or art projects such as bike wraps

BBSP will not fund:

  • Bike share stations, bicycles, scooters, or equipment related to the function of the shared micromobility system
  • Bicycle facilities such as bike lanes or paths
  • Bike libraries, bike clubs, bike give-aways, programming that is not open to the public
  • General operating costs
  • Projects that propose to use a majority of funds to purchase passes
  • Programming related to shared micromobility systems that have not yet launched

Eligible Applicants:

BBSP will grant to non-profit community-based organizations, cities, transit agencies, or shared mobility operators.

Grant Submission:

The Better Bike Share mini-grant application is intended to be brief with a short turn-around for award and implementation. Click here for the grant application.


March 29th – Application opens

April 22nd – Applications are due by 5:00p.m. MST

May through October – project/program implementation

November 8th: Final report is due

Grantee Requirements:

BBSP requires that all grantees work with the Better Bike Share Partnership communications team to share stories of their work, provide images for use in blogs, articles, and other publications, and collaborate on other efforts to broadly share their learnings and successes.

Please direct questions to Tangier Barnes Wright, Senior Partnership and Program Manager at PeopleForBikes: tangier@peopleforbikes.org