A Mini Grant is an excellent way to make quick gains in your community with the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) movement to inspire change and build a culture where students can safely walk, bike, and roll to and from school. They are designed to change the transportation culture around schools and neighborhoods by affording schools and communities the ability to create programs that educate and encourage students to stay healthy and active while reducing traffic around campuses.
By increasing the number of students that walk, bike, and roll to school, the Mini Grant can spark broader local active transportation improvements focused on safety and physical activity.
K-12 schools or affiliated nonprofits are eligible to apply and receive up to $15,000 per K-12 school, with a maximum of $120,000 per applicant for 8 or more schools. Request for Proposals (RFP) open each January and are due in early March. Mini Grant award notifications are announced between late May and early June each year. The RFP process is competitive, and funding is limited.
For project or program ideas, tap the link for examples of non-infrastructure projects and programs eligible for federal SRTS funding under the SRTS Mini Grant.
For questions about the Mini Grant or RFP process, contact Program Coordinator Adam Jenks or your SRTS grant coordinator.