Safe Routes to School Emergency COVID-19 Response grants of up to $1,000 are still available

Children scootering on the sidewalk! Photo Credit: SDOT.

UPDATE: July 20, 2021

The Safe Routes to School Program is no longer offering our COVID-19 Response Grants. Please see our Mini Grant webpage to learn more about our other grant opportunity.


Summary 

  • Back in October, we announced emergency COVID-19 Response grants offered through our Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program. This grant funding is still available! 
  • Grants of up to $1,000 can be awarded to nonprofits, Seattle schools, and school-oriented community organizations to fund a variety of projects. 
  • Individuals, PTAs, nonprofit organizations, school-oriented community organizations, and school staff can apply for the COVID-19 Response grant as long as the grant money serves students.   
  • To fill out a grant application online, please visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/srtscovidgrant.    

Emergency COVID-19 Response grants of up to $1,000 are still available to nonprofits, Seattle schools, and school-oriented community organizations through our Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program.  

Children walking across a street on a crosswalk.
Walking on a crosswalk in a Seattle neighborhood. Photo Credit: SDOT. 

The SRTS program aims to increase safe walking and biking to school. These emergency COVID-19 grants are intended to encourage safer walking, rolling, and biking to and from schools and around the community.  

Even though most instruction is taking place remotely this year, we know many students still need to walk, roll, or bike to pick up free school lunches, get around their neighborhoods, and stay active.   

This competitive grant will award funds to nonprofit organizations, Seattle schools, and school-oriented community organizations to provide the services and/or resources necessary to help students stay active and healthy. In total, the SRTS program has allocated $15,000 to this grant funding.   

These grants can be used to fund a variety of projects – read on! 

Types of projects that can be funded by the grant include (but are not limited to): 

Q: Who can apply?  

A: Individuals, PTAs, nonprofit organizations, school-oriented community organizations, and school staff as long as the grant money serves students. 

We strongly encourage Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) led community-based organizations to apply. The point of contact on the grant application can be anyone affiliated with the school and the fiscal sponsor must be someone who will be able to receive the check (like a PTA treasurer or school principal).  

Applying for a grant is a fast and straightforward process. 

Fill out a grant application online, by visiting https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/srtscovidgrant. Grant requests may be for up to $1,000. If awarded a grant, we’ll ask you to sign a grant agreement and W-9 form. 

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