Safe Routes to School Mini Grant applications are in!

Kindergarteners at Thornton Creek School wait patiently for their turn for a helmet fitting.

Kindergarteners at Thornton Creek School wait patiently for their turn for a helmet fitting.

The fall application deadline has passed for the Safe Routes to School Mini Grant program and we have received this year’s crop of submissions. In all, 19 different groups submitted applications for up to $1,000 to fund their school program that encourages kids to bike or walk to school. This year’s applicants will be notified of awards by early December for fund distribution in early 2014.

The types of requests vary greatly, from a request to fund pedestrian crossing flags to an appeal for funds to support a fledgling Walking School Bus. A group of seven elementary and K-8 schools requested funding for an impressive community-oriented program that will encourage active transportation to school rain or shine. A Bike to School Month celebration will include a bike rodeo, helmet fit, bike maintenance and more.

A second round of funding will begin in spring of 2014, with applications due in April. If you have ideas for a program at your school to encourage bicycling and walking, be sure to check the Mini Grant web page in the spring and apply for a grant.


 [HA1]http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/ped_srts_grant.htm