Posted by: SLW | March 1, 2010

National Center Issues Mini-Grant RFP

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.

“Communities across the country are finding new ways to make it safer for children to walk and bicycle to school,” says Lauren Marchetti, director of the National Center for Safe Routes to School. “These mini-grants encourage communities to get students involved in the effort to foster a culture of walking and bicycling in their own neighborhoods and schools.”

The National Center’s SRTS mini-grant program, now in its second award cycle, supports creative ideas that support safe walking and/or bicycling to school and are youth-focused. Successful applications will focus on either increasing safe walking and/or bicycling to school or improving the safety of students already walking and/or bicycling to school. Activities may also explore a variety of issues related to SRTS, including physical activity and environmental benefits, distracted driving, personal safety, integrating children with disabilities and community building. Mini-grant activities with high levels of age-appropriate student engagement are encouraged.

Mini-grant applications are available now at www.saferoutesinfo.org/minigrants. Applications are due Wednesday, April 7, 2010, and recipients will be announced by Wed., May 26, 2010.

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Responses

  1. I’m not sure how $1,000 is going to successfully increase children’s safety when going to school.


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