Mini grants to help your mini-me(s) get to school safely!

Calling all parents!

Have an idea for getting more kids to walk and bike to school? Maybe it’s getting crosswalk flags, starting a student safety patrol program, pulling together a Walk to School Day event (which you now have a full year to plan ?), painting an intersection, or organizing a walking school bus or bike train program. Whatever your idea is (well, as long as it supports our overall goal of safety education and encouragement for walking/biking to school), we can help you make it happen!

Kids getting some extra bike safety lessons, thanks to a mini grant!

We’re currently accepting applications for our 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. It’s a great way to support Seattle’s Vision Zero efforts to improve safety for all travelers! In 2016, we awarded 24 Mini Grants to schools and community organizations serving public and private schools throughout Seattle.

Graham Hill Elementary families got together to repaint this intersection. As you can see, it went swimmingly.

How to apply
• Head to the Safe Routes to School Mini Grant Program page, where you can download the application or apply online
• You’ll also need to include a letter of support from the school principal (mailed or emailed by the application due date)

Completed applications are due on Tuesday, October 31, 2017, by 5 PM. We’ll notify applicants of awards the first week of December 2017, and distribute funds in January 2018.

For more info, contact Ashley Rhead at ashley.rhead@seattle.gov.