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News and Press Releases Thursday, September 2, 2021

Grant Recipients Announced for Commuteride Workspace Mobility Grant

ADA COUNTY-- 18 small businesses in Ada County will be helping promote smart transportation thanks to ACHD Commuteride's Workspace Mobility Grant and support provided by AARP.

The grant will help the businesses implement workplace improvements that promote smart mobility options for employees and customers, such as biking, walking, transit, carpooling, vanpooling and teleworking.

With support from AARP, the Commuteride Workspace Mobility Grant is providing $45,000 in financial assistance to small businesses or organizations in Ada County (with 100 or fewer employees). Each recipient will receive up to $3,000 that can be used for facility improvements, such as bike parking, bike repair stands, carpool signage, lockers or breakroom amenities. Funds can also be used for mobility improvements, such as shared bikes for employees, transit passes or vanpool vouchers.

Congratulations to the following organizations:

  • CATCH  
  • Idaho Botanical Garden  
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Ada County  
  • Life's Kitchen  
  • Create Common Good  
  • Meridian Library District Foundation, Inc.  
  • The Good Samaritan Home  
  • Fort Builder  
  • Ridgeline Insights 
  • Hummel Architects  
  • A Child's Heart Learning Center & Nursery 
  • Freedom Fitness  
  • Rediscovered Books/Once and Future Books  
  • Downtown Boise Association  
  • B.hills Architecture 
  • The Commons Climbing Gym  
  • A Body and Mind Health Services 
  • Water, Civil, and Environmental Inc. 

"We are thrilled to bring this transportation grant opportunity to small businesses located in Ada County," said Tessa Greegor, Commuteride Manager. "Whether it's for new bikes for employee bike share programs, transit passes, bike parking solutions, or other mobility improvements, we're excited to offer this program to support organizations interested in improving transportation options for their employees and customers." 

If you are part of a small business looking to encourage smart transportation, Commuteride will be accepting applications for a new round of grants in January, with additional funding support provided by the City of Boise. For more information, visit ACHD's Commuteride website

Commuteride is a program of the Ada County Highway District whose mission is to promote smart commute options through education, rideshare services, and effective partnerships. 

The Commuteride Workspace Mobility Grant is funded in part through the AARP Community Challenge, a grant program to make tangible improvements to communities that jump-start long-term change. It is part of AARP's nationwide Livable Communities initiative, which supports the efforts of cities, towns, neighborhoods, and rural areas to become great places to live for people of all ages. To learn more, visit AARP's website.

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