Safe Routes to School Mini Grant applications are now open for the 2023-2024 school year!
The Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Mini Grant Request for Proposals (RFP) for the 2023-2024 school year is open and we are accepting applications until 5:00 p.m., Friday, March 3.
Mini Grants are an excellent way to make quick gains in your community with the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) movement to inspire change to the transportation culture around schools and neighborhoods. They are designed to be used to encourage and educate students about how they can travel safely to and from school in healthy ways.
By increasing the number of students that walk, bike, and roll to school, the Mini Grant can be the spark for broader local active transportation improvements that focus on safety and physical activity.
New this year: We are now able to fund programs promoting safe and active transportation at the high school level. When considering proposals with students in grades 9-12, we are open to new ideas and activities. Appropriate age level efforts may include encouraging students to assume leadership roles when approaching how they would like to see the transportation culture change at school and across their community.
Applicants are now eligible to receive up to $15,000 per school, with a maximum of $120,000 per applicant for 8 or more schools. At least $7,500/school should be set aside for a Program Coordinator and/or personnel work. The grants are intended to support active transportation programs to and from school. Schools with students in grades K-12, or affiliated nonprofits, are eligible to apply. Refer to our website for application eligibility and details. Applications are competitive and funding is limited.
We recommend attending our “How to Apply for a Mini Grant Informational Session” on February 9 at 3:30 pm to review the mini grant submission process and examine the application documents with built-in time for Q&A.
Proposals are due March 3 by 5:00 pm. Mini Grant award notifications are announced in May.
For questions about the Mini Grant, contact Program Coordinator Adam Jenks or your grant coordinator.
To apply for a Mini Grant:
- Register your school(s). If you have previously registered and more than two years have lapsed, please update your information.
- Let us know of your intent to apply.
- Download and fill out the following application documents:
- Upload all documents before submitting your application. Be sure to list your organization name and the community served (i.e., “Organization Name – Community Name”)
If you have questions or need technical assistance, please send an email to Adam Jenks.