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Mini Grant Awards for 2018

This year we’re excited to be awarding $188,868 of mini grant funds to 52 schools across Michigan for active school bus, corner captain, or other initiatives which facilitate the institutionalization and sustainability of active transportation programs. The Safe Routes to School mini-grant program started in 2011 with 15 schools selected through a competitive Request for

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MSU Action Plan 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).  

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Students learning about bike routes selection

Back to School Safety Checklist

General Tips “Who ya gonna call?”– Teach your students their age appropriate personal information. This may be a home address and phone number, or it might be an alternative contact when a parent can not be reached. Set plans for what to do if they arrive home and a parent isn’t there. Map Your Route– Go over the

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Welcome Jillian Seach!

This month we welcomed Jillian Seach to our team as the Safe Routes to School Intern. She recently finished her first semester at MSU pursuing a Master’s in Public Relations. She hopes that being in a physically healthy work space will enable her to become healthier in all aspects of her life. She wants to

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a line of students on bikes prepares to leave Klager Elementary in Manchester as part of Bike to School Day.

Bike to School Day 2018

Schools across Michigan took this year’s theme of “Come One, Come All” to heart by coming out in mass numbers for bike to school on the beautiful morning of Wednesday, May 9th. We had 216 schools participate with over 40,000 students pedaling their way to school.                  

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A group of Michigan officials at the Governor's Fitness Awards with Steudle (center right).

Lifetime Service Tribute awarded to Kirk Steudle

Last month brought the 2018 Governor’s Fitness Awards. A day where we recognize the amazing efforts across Michigan of people, organizations and communities. We were delighted to present a the Lifetime Service Tribute to Kirk L. Steudle, Director of the Michigan Department of Transportation,  for his dedication to improving Michigan’s transportation infrastructure for all users. Starting

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Regional Training Registration Open

The Michigan Fitness Foundation Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program is excited to announce this year’s SRTS regional trainings.   These trainings will consist of hands-on sessions designed to help a community build or sustain a SRTS project. Each training will have a guest presenter sharing best practices and success stories from some of Michigan’s

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