SDOT will begin accepting applications on April 1 for its Safe Routes to School Mini Grant Program, which provides grants of up to $1,000 to schools, PTAs, and community groups for education and encouragement programs for walking and biking to school. All public and private K-12 schools within the City of Seattle, PTAs, and other school-related nonprofit groups are eligible to apply for Mini Grants.
The primary purpose of Safe Routes to School Mini Grants is to fund activities that support the overall goal of safety education and encouragement for walking and bicycling to school.
Funds can be used for a variety of programs, including (but not limited to):
- Student safety patrol
- Pedestrian education campaigns
- Pedestrian crossing flags
- Walk to School Day events
- Intersection paintings
- Walking School Bus or Bike Train programs
- Bicycle safety skills building events
- Bike Rodeos
- Bike to School Day events
- Traffic circulation changes on school property
In 2016, SDOT awarded 24 Mini Grants to schools and community organizations serving public and private schools throughout Seattle.
Visit the Safe Routes to School Mini Grant Program page 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. Completed applications are due on Monday, May 1, 2017, by 5pm. Applicants will be notified of awards the first week of June 2017 and funds will be distributed in July 2017.
For more information, contact Ashley Rhead at Ashley.Rhead@seattle.gov.