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):
In Fall of 2015, SDOT awarded 17 Mini Grants to schools and community organizations serving public and private schools throughout Seattle. To see these Mini Grant awards, click here.
To apply, follow these two simple steps:
Applying is easy, but don’t take our word for it. Watch this video starring parents at three Seattle schools.
Grant recipients must submit an end of year summary of how funds were used. Recipients are not eligible to apply again until an end of year report is submitted. The summary report should include the following:
Click here to download an example summary report.
For more information, contact Ashley Rhead 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