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 2020 Mini Grant RFP for the 2020-2021 school year is open and accepting applications until 5pm on Friday, March 6th. MFF is aiming 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.

To apply for a Mini Grant:

  1. If you’ve not already done so, register your school(s). If your registration has not been completed within the past two school years, please update your information.
  2. Let us know of your intent to apply.
    Mini Grant Application Intent
  3. Fill out and submit your application- Download and fill out the following application documents:
  4. You can submit the above application forms online using the form below. All online applications must be grouped into one zip file for upload. Packaging your application files into a zip file groups them together into a single file to make uploading easier. You do not need any special software to create a zip file.

For Windows users:

    • Locate the items that you want to zip.
    • Right click on the file, folder, or files you want to zip
    • Select “Send to”, and then select “Compressed (zipped) folder”.
    • Find the newly created .zip archive in the same directory.

For Mac users:

    • Locate the items that you want to zip.
    • Right-click on a file, folder, or files you want to zip.
    • Select “Compress Items”.
    • Find the newly created .zip archive in the same directory.
Mini Grant Application
Maximum upload size: 67.11MB
Please upload a zip file

If you have questions or need technical assistance, please send an email to Adam Jenks