The Seattle Department of Transportation announced today that applications for the Safe Routes to School Mini-Grant Program are currently being accepted in celebration of International Walk to School Month. Up to $1000 can be requested. The money must be used for programs that encourage more kids to ride their bikes or walk to school. All schools in Seattle are eligible to apply.
Groups also eligible for Mini-Grant Funds include PTA groups; Safe Routes to School teams; Walking School Bus groups; and other parent or teacher groups. Mini-grants can be used for a variety of items that support and encourage kids to walk or ride their bikes to school. Recent grants have supported new equipment for the Student Safety Patrol at Brighton Elementary; a bike commuter class at Ballard High School; walking school bus incentives at Blaine K-8; and new bike racks at Holy Rosary School.
Applications will be accepted until October 30, 2009 and the recipients will be notified by November 13, 2009.
For more information contact Brian Dougherty at 206- 684-5124 or email@example.com.
Additional information may be found on-line at http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/ped_srts_grant.htm.