Safe Routes to School includes projects and programs for education about safe walking and biking. In the month of October 2016 groups can apply for up to $1,000 to fund projects.
The Seattle Department of Transportation is now accepting applications for the Safe Routes to School Mini Grants of up to $1,000 to fund projects that educate students about pedestrian and bicycle safety and encourage walking and biking to school. Public and private schools, PTAs, and other non-profit organizations may apply.
Mini Grants can fund a wide range of projects and programs at schools that improve conditions for walkers and bikers, educate kids on safety walking and biking behaviors, or encourage more kids to ride their bikes or walk to school.
Examples of projects funded in the past include student safety patrol equipment, crossing flags, after school bike clubs, traffic circulation plans, walking school buses, bike trains, bike rodeos, and bike and walk to school campaigns.
Visit the website: http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/ped_srts_grant.htm to download the application or apply online. In addition to the application, a letter of support from the school principal must be mailed or emailed by the application due date.
If you have questions, please contact Serena Lehman at Serena.Lehman@seattle.gov. Completed applications are due by 5 PM on October 31st, 2016.
Applicants will be notified of awards the first week of December 2016 and funds will be distributed in January 2017.