Mini Grants provide assistance to schools, PTAs, and community groups to support education and encouragement for walking and bicycling to school.
The Safe Routes to School Mini Grant Program provides grants of up to $1,000 to schools, PTAs, and community groups for education and encouragement programs for walking and biking to school. All public and private K-12 schools within the City of Seattle, PTAs, and other school-related nonprofit groups are eligible to apply for Mini Grants.
The primary purpose of Safe Routes to School Mini Grants is to fund activities that support the overall goal of safety education and encouragement for walking and bicycling to school.
Funds can be used for a variety of programs, including (but not limited to):
Click here to download a program brochure. In January 2013, SDOT awarded 29 Mini Grants to schools and community organizations serving public and private schools throughout Seattle. To see the latest round of Mini Grant awards, click here.
The fall application deadline has now passed. Applicants will be notified of grant awards December 6, 2013 and funds will be dispersed in early January 2014. For examples of successful applications from previous years, click here and here.
Note: A second funding cycle will begin in late April 2014 for fund distribution in early July 2014.
Grant recipients must submit an end of year summary, including photos, of how funds were used. The summary report is due December 31, 2014. Recipients will not be eligible to apply again for a Mini Grant if an end of year report is not submitted. The summary report should include the following:
Click here to download an example summary report.
For more information contact Ashley Harris at (206) 684-7577 or email@example.com
Other Funding Requests
Projects that are not eligible for funding through the Mini Grant Program include new bike racks, re-marking existing crosswalks or installation of new crosswalks, and bike lanes.
If you would like any of these improvements at or near your school, SDOT will evaluate your request. Please contact SDOT Safe Routes to School Coordinator Brian Dougherty at 206-684-5124 or firstname.lastname@example.org