We’re so glad you’re ready to start the SRTS journey! By this point you have probably contacted your grant coordinator, attended our SRTS Basics webinar training, and are ready to register your school to apply for Mini or Major Grant. One of the cornerstones of Safe Routes to School is the acknowledgement that safer walking and biking routes can best be accomplished through a combination of infrastructure and non-infrastructure projects and programs. These are known collectively as the “6 Es”: Engagement, Equity, Engineering, Encouragement, Education, and Evaluation, and they will help guide you as you develop your project.
Once you have registered your school, you will either 1) Begin the SRTS Major Grant planning process, 2) Visit the Mini Grants page to download a Mini Grant proposal application, or 3) work with your Grant Coordinator on identifying additional resources. Your Grant Coordinator will quide you through either of these grant scenarios.
The Getting Started Handout is a helpful information sheet to share with and engage stakeholders who may be helpful as you decide and/or pursue major or mini grant funding.