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Applications now open for SDOT’s Safe Routes to School Mini Grants

Posted by Danielle Anthony-Goodwin on April 8th, 2014

bikeSDOT is now accepting applications for mini-grants of up to $1,000 to fund projects that educate students about pedestrian and bicycle safety and encourage walking and biking to school.

Private and public schools, PTAs, neighborhood councils, local advocacy organizations, and other school-related nonprofit groups are ecnouraged to apply.

Alternatively from previous years, the mini-grant program will now have two funding rounds, one in the fall and another in the spring. The new spring funding round will provide funds to grantees in time for fall school activities, such as the International Walk to School Month in October. Applicants are eligible to receive a grant once per year.

Mini-grants can be used to fund a wide range of projects and programs at schools that support the overall goal of improving safety and encouraging more walking and bicycling to school.

Mini-grants have helped schools and non-profits to launch programs such as student safety patrols, install pedestrian crossing flags, develop and promote school traffic circulation plans, host Walk and Bike to School Month activities, lead walking school buses and bike trains, and educate kids on bike safety.

If you have an idea for a safety education or encouragement program, visit SDOT’s website  for more information on how to apply.

In addition to the application, a letter of support from the school principal must be e-mailed, mailed, or faxed to SDOT. To find out more information contact Ashley Harris at ashley.harris@seattle.gov.

Applications are due by 5 p.m. April 30th. Recipients will be announced by June 6 and funds will be distributed in July.

Photo courtesy of SDOT.

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