Fall Fire Up Your Feet Challenge


Author name: Colleen Synk

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Fall Fire Up Your Feet Challenge

This year’s Fall Fire Up Your Feet Challenge is taking off. The 20 schools in Michigan who have been actively tracking physical activity have been joined by 21 newly registered schools. This highlights that there is still time to register and join the challenge to track physical activity. To be eligible to earn prizes, schools […]

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TIGER Funding Opportunity

The U.S. Department of Transportation recently announced the opportunity for state and local stakeholders to apply for $500 million in discretionary grant funding through the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program. The TIGER Funding Opportunity application deadline is October 16, 2017.  The selection criteria remain fundamentally the same as previous rounds of the TIGER

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Back to School Safety

Autumn’s colors are seen with the return of fall winds which prompt us to pull our sweaters out of drawers and builds excitement for warm apple cider. As we adjust our seasonal routines, we must be sure we take note of returning student walkers and bikers during our daily routes. Safe Routes to School supports

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SRTS Action Plan Development Assistance

The Michigan Fitness Foundation (MFF) is again partnering with Michigan State University (MSU) to provide technical assistance to Michigan schools interested in developing action plans that can lead to grant funding for infrastructure improvements and program support as part of the Safe Routes To School (SRTS) program funded by the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT). The

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Help us Welcome Colleen!

In July, we welcomed Colleen Synk to our team as the Operations Coordinator. Colleen comes to SRTS with experience in fostering healthy communities through sustainable food systems research and program management. Colleen’s previous work has emphasized the use of collective impact strategies and community-led programming to engage stakeholders and foster collaborative programs. While Colleen’s past

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We’re Hiring a Program Coordinator

Safe Routes to School is hiring a Program Coordinator! The SRTS Program Coordinator will report to the Director of Safe Routes to School, and will develop, plan, and coordinate state-wide SRTS programming initiatives. This includes coordination and delivery of regional SRTS action plans and application development, technical assistance, training and outreach to increase walking, bicycling, and

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Help us Welcome Max!

In July, we welcomed Max Fulkerson to our team as the Contracts Coordinator. Max comes to SRTS with a wealth of experience in federal grant administration and compliance and we look forward to having him on our team! Previously, Max has worked to improve student outcomes as a Grants Compliance Officer at the Lansing School

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