So you’re interested in a Mini Grant? That’s great! Mini Grants are an excellent way to ease into the Safe Routes to School movement, and start building a culture of walking, biking, and rolling at your school. These grants allow schools and communities to create programs that educate and encourage students to stay healthy and active, and to reduce traffic around schools. Up to $5,000 per school is available, and up $25, 000 per school district.

To apply for a Mini Grant you must follow the next 5 steps:

  1. Register your school(s)
  2. Let us know of your intent to apply. Then proceed with the next 4 steps below.
    Mini Grant Application
  3. Read the Mini Grant MFF Grant Portal Instructions.
  4. Download and fill out the following documents to be uploaded with your application:
  5. Apply via Michigan Fitness Foundation Grant Portal (under maintenance- coming soon).

The Mini Grant application deadline is March 2nd, 2018. If you have technical difficulties with the online grant portal, contact our Director, Katie Johnson, or our admin team at For questions about the your application material please contact your grant coordinator or Katie Johnson. We are here to assist you and make the process run smoothly.

For a list of what is eligible under the SRTS Mini Grant, download the mini-grant-toolkit, which includes examples of eligible programs and sample budgets.