$1000 Available from Safe Routes to School

Thought I’d pass along some information about 35  $1000 grants that are available from the National Center for Safe Routes to School. The application deadline is April 7, 2010.

Safe Routes to School $1,000 Mini-grant Call for Applications

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (February 26, 2010) — The National Center for Safe Routes to School is now accepting applications for up to 35 $1,000 mini-grants for creative, youth-focused ideas that support safe walking and/or bicycling to school. Eligible activities must occur at an elementary or middle school in Fall 2010 and support the overall goal of Safe Routes to School (SRTS) programs — to enable and encourage children nationwide to safely walk and bicycle to school….

Tim and I have been involved with Safe Routes to School for the past two years at our local elementary. We have teamed up with a few other enthusiastic biker families to promote walking and biking to school. We’ve all been humbled and inspired by the kids (and parents) efforts to get to school using human power. These past two years, we’ve watched the numbers of walkers and bikers swell.

Two years in a row, our team has been awarded $1000 Safe Routes to School grants  administered by the Seattle Department of Transportation. We’ve used the money to host numerous events promoting walking and biking to school.

May: traditionally Bike to School month (in Seattle it’s  sponsored by Cascade Bicycle Club) is just around the corner. You could get a grant just in time to start promoting biking to school in your community!

Let us know if you apply for a grant. We’d love to hear about your efforts to promote walking and biking to school!

– Anne

2 responses to “$1000 Available from Safe Routes to School

  1. These are a good source, I believe, for ” bike or walk to school” days and that sort of thing… and you can be creative… the kiddos can walk or bike part of the way…

  2. You guys are doing a great job in promoting the bike and so much more. Thanks for sharing all the great information and for encouraging people to go car free.

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