Please join us for the second in our 2021-2022 ATP Webinar Series. The Safe Routes Partnership began hosting webinars for applicants to the Active Transportation Program in Cycle 5, and we are excited to provide another round of webinars in anticipation of Cycle 6. The second in our webinar series will be held March 1 from 3pm-4pm PST, will focus on sustainability for non-infrastructure programs, either in stand-alone ATP applications, or in combined infrastructure/non infrastructure applications.
The ATP application requires that applicants demonstrate a plan for “sustainability” of their programs past the horizon of funding. In Cycle 6, more guidance will be provided in the application and scoring rubrics as to how to answer that question.
Topics covered in our webinar will include:
Building volunteer leadership that can keep programs running after funding for staff has expired.
Partnering with local organizations to engage youth and hard-to-reach communities in putting a community stamp on new projects.
Fostering parent-student groups and activities that can instill walking and biking, and the projects supporting them, into school culture.
Victoria Custodio is a Senior Health Education Consultant in the California Department of Public Health's Active Transportation Safety Program within the Center for Healthy Communities. Victoria is currently serving in her seventh year as part of the Active Transportation Resource Center's Non-Infrastructure Technical Assistance team, and is in her eleventh year of supporting active transportation and Safe Routes to School programs through the state's health department. Her enthusiasm for walking and bicycling is rooted in her commitment to supporting safe, healthy and vibrant communities for all.
Rachel P. Paras is the Associate Director for the Alameda County Public Health Department’s Nutrition Services Program. She oversees Active Communities initiatives and the Safe Routes to School Active Transportation Program and Partnership. Rachel also coordinates and provides guidance for youth focused work such as a local school district partnership who leads youth participatory action research projects as well as supports place-based, community driven efforts like the burgeoning safe routes, active transportation projects in the Ashland Cherryland, unincorporated area of Alameda County.
Rachel is a parent of an active middle schooler and college aged future kinesiologist and wife to a creative director. She appreciates weekend hikes, meditates daily, and practices Pilates. Rachel studied at UC Berkeley and obtained a master’s in public administration from the University of Southern California and is a proud Pilipinx-American resident of Alameda County.
Brittany Lobo is a Health Program Manager for the Sonoma County Department of Health Services. Currently overseeing Home Visiting Programs, Brittany was formerly the supervisor of the Healthy Eating, Active Living Unit. She has experience implementing Safe Routes to School programs, including a pilot High School Program with Youth Leadership curriculum, and successfully brought Caltrans funding for a Vision Zero project to Sonoma County. She is a strong advocate for social justice, health equity, and building healthy environments for all, where the healthy choice is the easy choice.
Brittany has an MPH in Community Health Sciences and an MA in Latin American Studies from UCLA and a Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish from the University of Pennsylvania. A Sonoma County native, she is an avid runner and hiker, and enjoys preparing healthy meals with her two young daughters.