Safe Routes to School Mini-Grants

The 2009 Orca K-8 Bike to School Day was supported by a Mini Grant

The 2009 Orca K-8 Bike to School Day was supported by a Mini Grant


Studies have shown that there has been a dramatic decrease in the number of children that walk or bike to school on a regular basis. Back in the1960s, more than 40 percent of children used their own two feet (in one way or another) to get to school and reaped the health benefits of physical activity in the process. Now less than 16% of students are walking or biking to school. If you’ve ever wondered how you can help reverse this trend, here’s your chance to make an impact. SDOT is now accepting applications for the Safe Routes to School Mini-Grant Program!

Our Mini-Grant Program provides grants of up to $1,000 to schools and community groups for programs that encourage walking and biking to school or improve walk and bike safety. Mini-Grant funds can be used to create a Walking School Bus, plan a Bike Rodeo, organize a Bike Train, create incentive programs encouraging walking &/or biking to school, or purchase new safety gear for school crossing guard programs.

Applications are due October 30th and all the information you need to get going can be found on our website.