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Public Input, Funding, Job/Volunteer Opportunities & More

Job: Senior Planner in the Indianapolis MPO Long Range Planning Section

Funding opp: US DOT - BUILD, formerly TIGER (Due 7/19)

Funding opp: INDOT – Rail Overpass Projects Through “Local Trax”

Funding opp: CreatINg Places – Apply for the second round of funding

Funding opp: Pro Bono Public Relations Counsel through the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Hoosier Chapter (Due 6/29)

Funding Opp: People for Bikes Grant (Letters of Interest due July 23)

Funding opp: INDOT Community Crossings Call for Projects (Opens 8/6; Closes 9/28)

Public Input Opp: Pacers Bikeshare System Expansion

Technical Assistance Opp:Integrating Health & Equity into Comprehensive Plans (Closes June 25)

Technical Assistance Opp: Testing a FHWA Multimodal Corridor Planning Framework (Letters of Interest due July 6)

Volunteer opp: Indiana Statewide Independent Living Council Membership (Closes July 22)

Volunteer opp: National Recreation & Parks Association Conference in Indianapolis (September 23 - 27)

Friday, June 22 - Deadline to apply for Indianapolis Community Building Institute

Friday, June 22 (11:59 pm) - Deadline to submit Thriving Neighborhood Challenge applications, Indy

Monday, June 25 - Deadline to submit session proposals for the 2019 National Planning Conference in San Francisco

Friday, July 6 (11:59 pm) – Deadline to submit session ideas and proposals for the 2018 Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Planning Conference

Thursday, August 9 – Deadline to submit applications for Bicycle Friendly Community status

Monday, August 20 (5:00 p.m.) - Deadline to submit education session proposals for the 2019 IPRA Conference & Expo

Thursday, August 30 – Deadline to submit applications for Bicycle Friendly University status

Wednesday, October 10 – Deadline to submit applications for Bicycle Friendly Business status

Partner Events

Ongoing: Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals webinars

Ongoing: ADA National Network webinars and trainings

Ongoing - Alliance for a Healthier Indiana State of Our Health Road Show

Ongoing through June: INDOT Long Range Planning Transportation Talk Open Houses, Statewide

Tuesday, June 26, 3 p.m. – Webinar: Disability and Health Data System: Beyond the Basics

Wednesday, June 27, 2 p.m. – Webinar: Making Strides 2018: A Look at Our State Report Cards

Thursday, June 28, 1 p.m. – Patronicity Webinar, Community Crowdfunding: Learn from the Experts

Thursday, June 28, 5 p.m. – ULI on Location at Lockerbie Marketplace, Indy

Saturday, June 30 - Pack the Parks, Indy

Wednesday, July 11, 2 p.m. - Webinar: Opportunities for Walkability in Rural Communities and Small Towns

Wednesday, July 11 - MACOG Livable Communities Workshop, Plymouth

Thursday, July 12, 1 p.m. – Webinar: Measuring Health Outcomes of Non-Health Related Programs

Thursday - Friday, ugust 9 & 10 - Mid-America Institute on Aging and Wellness (Keynote with Jeff Speck: Wellness, Walkability and Community Design), Evansville

Wednesday - Thursday, August 29 & 30 - Indiana Bike & Walk Summit, Indy

Thursday - Friday, September 6 & 7 - Indiana Health and Wellness Summit, Sharing Your Wellness Story, Indy

Tuesday - Thursday, September 25-27 - Indiana MPO Conference, Planning without Boundaries, Evansville

Wednesday & Thursday, September 26-27 – IHCDA Indiana Housing Conference, Indy

Tuesday - Thursday, October 2-4 – Aim Ideas Summit, French Lick

Wednesday - Friday, October 3-5 - OKI Regional Planning Conference, Cincinnati

Wednesday, October 10 - Walk To School Day

Wednesday - Friday, October 10 - 12 - Indiana Council on Specialized Transportation (INCOST) Annual Conference, Lawrenceburg

Friday - Sunday, November 2-11 - Spirit & Place Festival, Intersection, Indy

Sunday - Tuesday, November 4-6 – INSHAPE State Conference, Westfield

Tuesday - Thursday, February 19-21, 2019 – IPRA Conference & Expo, French Lick Resort


National Events & Conferences

September 16-19 - Walk/Bike/Places, New Orleans, LA

September 23-26 - American Public Transportation Association Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN

September 25-27 - NRPA Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN

October 1-3 – BusCon: Buses & Buses & Buses!, Indianapolis, IN

October 19-22 - American Society of Landscape Architects Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA

October 21-24 - Rail~Volution, Pittsburgh, PA

November 10-14 - APHA Annual Meeting and Expo, San Diego, CA

December 5-6 - Capital Ideas, Transportation for America’s State Policy Conference, Atlanta, GA

August 25-28, 2019 - APBP Conference, Portland, OR

Health by Design Coalition Meetings

The Health by Design Coalition typically meets the third Monday of the month, 2:30-4:30 PM, at the MIBOR REALTOR® Association. For more information, contact Kim Irwin (kirwin [at]

There will not be a full coalition meeting in June. Stay tuned for details on our July summer social event. We'll meet again as a full coalition on Monday, August 20, at 2:30 p.m.

Committee and Workgroup Information