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Communities in Motion Implementation Grants

In November 2013 the COMPASS Board of Directors voted to institute a grant program to support COMPASS member agencies in implementing Communities in Motion, the regional long-range transportation plan for Ada and Canyon Counties. The grant program provides direct support for locally important projects that also help reinforce the regional goals established in Communities in Motion. The grant program specifically addresses three tasks identified to help achieve Communities in Motion goals:

1. Provide better access to public transportation, bike, and pedestrian facilities to offset congestion.

2. Invest in town centers, main streets, and existing infrastructure as identified in Communities in Motion.

3. Develop specific area plans for activity centers consistent with Communities in Motion and with planned integration of alternative transportation systems.

CIM Implementation Grant Application Process

Any COMPASS general or special member agency may apply for a grant under this program. Other agencies may participate on a project, but are not eligible as lead applicants.

Many types of projects are eligible, including plans, regulatory tools, economic/market analyses, concepts/designs, and construction. A grant may fund a stand-alone project, or a phase or component of a larger project that meets the goals of the program.

Applicants must supply a match of at least 7.34% of the project cost. In-kind contributions of labor/staff time may be included in the match.

For detailed information about the application process, visit the Resource Development and Funding page. For assistance in applying for a Communities in Motion Implementation Grant, contact Kathy Parker at 208/475-2240.


FY2018 Projects

Five projects were awarded funding in the FY2018 Communities in Motion Implementation Grant cycle.

  • City of Parma, Walker Road Culvert Replacement
    • Replace a 60 foot by 24-inch 16-gauge steel culvert that runs under Walker Road.
  •  City of Wilder, Avenues B and C Sidewalk Project
    • Construct curb, gutter, and sidewalks on Avenues B and C in the City of Wilder.
  • City of Parma, Fisk Street Culvert Replacement
    • Replace a 60-foot by 48-inch culvert that runs under Fisk Avenue.
  • City of Parma, Grove Avenue New Sidewalk and Repair
    • Complete an ADA compliant sidewalk.
  • City of Kuna, Downtown Parking Lot Project
    • Research innovative designs, such as lighting options, electric car charging, impervious asphalt, and more, to renovate a deteriorated parking lot in downtown Kuna.

FY2017 Projects

Three projects were awarded funding in the FY2017 Communities in Motion Implementation Grant cycle.

  • City of Kuna, Greenbelt Paving Behind Indian Creek School
    • Convert a non-ADA accessible dirt foot path into a paved pathway from the Boise River Greenbelt to 4th Street to minimize congestion, increase walkability, and better the parks system and provide a safe public route to the school and downtown.
  • Valley Regional Transit, Boise GreenBike System Enhancements
    • Purchase GreenBike bicycles to accommodate the growing number of riders and members using the system throughout downtown Boise and Boise State University.
  • City of Garden City, Pathway Design/Wayfinding Signs
    • Develop and install wayfinding signage and pavement guidance as a solution for pedestrian and bike connectivity to increase the safety and comfort of biking and walking between businesses and other nearby locations.

Learn More
For more information on the Communities in Motion Implementation Grant program, contact Kathy Parker (208/475-2240).

Information on older Communities in Motion Implementation Grants can be found on the Communities in Motion Implementation Grant archive page.