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

Calling all parents! Students, too!

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 7 months to plan ?), painting an intersection, or organizing a walking school bus or bike train program.

During the month of April (t-minus 2-ish days!), we’re 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.

 

Applying is so easy! ???

Whatever your idea is (as long as it supports our overall goal of safety education and encouraging walking/biking to school), we can help you make it happen! ?

 

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

 

All public and private K-12 schools within the City of Seattle, PTAs, parents, 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, especially our youngest!

 

Or maybe you could use a few chicken suits to remind folks to slow down.
You know so you and your kids can get to the other side, safely.

 

Apply today!

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 Monday, April 30, 2018.)

Completed applications are due Monday, April 30, 2018, by 5 PM. We’ll notify applicants of awards the first week of June, and distribute funds in July.

 

Contact us.

For more info about mini-grants, visit our program page or email Belén Herrera at belen.herrera@seattle.gov.