Mini grants are a great way to make immediate inroads with 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, encourage, and engage students to create healthier habits and reduce traffic around schools. Funding of up to $10,000 per school is available, with a maximum of $100,000 per applicant for 10 or more schools. A maximum of $5,000 should be set aside for a Program Coordinator and/or personnel work, with an additional $5,000 eligible for non-personnel expenses. Applications are competitive and funding is limited.
The 2021 Mini Grant RFP opens on Tuesday, January 19 at 8:00am. The RFP will be open for application until March 5. MFF aims to notify applicants in May about the status of their funding proposals.
Refer to the non-infrastructure sections of the eligibility list for what could be eligible under the SRTS Mini Grant.
Download the mini grant toolkit, which includes examples of eligible programs and sample budgets.
For questions about the Mini Grant, contact your grant coordinator or Adam Jenks.