Building Active Communities Technical Support

The Montana Nutrition and Physical Activity (NAPA) Program’s Building Active Communities Initiative (BACI) is a project of the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services in cooperation with Montana State University’s Office of Rural Health. With in-depth, interactive training, mentoring and ongoing technical assistance, NAPA’s Building Active Communities Initiative supports community-led approaches to develop active and healthy communities. The overarching goal of the Initiative is to provide communities the tools and technical assistance they need to develop policies, plans, and projects that support safer, connected, and walkable communities. WTI’s Small Urban and Rural Livability Center provided funding support for several of BACI’s Action Institutes. This project will build on the momentum created by the Building Active Communities Initiative Program by extending WTI’s technical support efforts. Many of the small rural communities that have participated over the years have an ongoing need for technical assistance. At the BACI Action Institutes, these communities gathered information and developed ideas for policies, programs, and projects to implement in their communities. Many of these communities lack the technical knowledge to fully implement their ideas. WTI’s Small Urban, Rural, and Tribal Center on Mobility (SURTCOM) staff have been involved with the BACI program from the beginning and have long standing relationships with NAPA, DPHHS, MDT, and Department of Commerce staff that have also been involved with providing technical assistance to BACI Action Institute and the BACI communities.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $60000
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Western Transportation Institute

    Montana State University
    P.O. Box 174250
    Bozeman, MT  United States  59717-4250
  • Project Managers:

    Tucker-Thomas, Dawn

  • Performing Organizations:

    Western Transportation Institute

    Montana State University
    P.O. Box 174250
    Bozeman, MT  United States  59717-4250
  • Principal Investigators:

    Gleason, Rebecca

  • Start Date: 20181101
  • Expected Completion Date: 20191231
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01719222
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Western Transportation Institute
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Oct 3 2019 2:44PM