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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY

SUBJECT: 2010 Safe Routes to School Mini-Grant Program Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
10/21/2009  4:44:00 PM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Norm Mah  (206) 684-8114


2010 Safe Routes to School Mini-Grant Program Announced

SEATTLE – The Seattle Department of Transportation announced today that applications for the Safe Routes to School Mini-Grant Program are currently being accepted in celebration of International Walk to School Month.  Up to $1000 can be requested.  The money must be used for programs that encourage more kids to ride their bikes or walk to school.  All schools in Seattle are eligible to apply. 

Groups also eligible for Mini-Grant Funds include PTA groups; Safe Routes to School teams; Walking School Bus groups; and other parent or teacher groups.  Mini-grants can be used for a variety of items that support and encourage kids to walk or ride their bikes to school.  Recent grants have supported new equipment for the Student Safety Patrol at Brighton Elementary; a bike commuter class at Ballard High School; walking school bus incentives at Blaine K-8; and new bike racks at Holy Rosary School. 

Applications will be accepted until October 30, 2009 and the recipients will be notified by November 13, 2009.

For more information contact Brian Dougherty at 206- 684-5124 or brian.dougherty@seattle.gov

Additional information may be found on-line at http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/ped_srts_grant.htm .

The Seattle Department of Transportation builds, maintains and operates Seattle's $12 billion transportation infrastructure. To further Mayor Nickels’ goal to get Seattle moving, the department manages short- and long-term investments in streets, bridges, pavement and trees, that better connect the city with the region.


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