Mini Grants

Notice

Thank you for your interest in the Safe Routes to Schools Mini Grants! In response to school closures related to COVID-19 concerns, the Safe Routes to Schools program has decided to delay the Spring Mini Grant cycle until further notice. Please contact jennifer.meulenberg@seattle.gov with any questions you may have regarding existing open grant agreements or general Mini Grant questions.

Mini Grants fund schools, PTAs, and community groups to encourage safe walking and biking to school.

Who Can Apply?

All public and private K-12 schools and PTAs within the City of Seattle and other nonprofit groups can apply.

What We Fund

Funds can be used for a variety of programs, including (but not limited to):

Application Process

We have two funding rounds every year: Spring and Fall. One applicant can receive one grant per year.

Funding CycleSpringFall
Award Up to $1,000 Up to $1,000
Application Period April 1st - 30th October 1st - 31st
Notice of Decision First week of June First week of December
Funds Distributed July January
Summary Report Deadline June 30th of following year December 31st of following year

To apply, follow these two steps:

  1. Complete the simple Mini Grant application. Download the application or fill out the application online.
  2. Submit a letter of support from the principal. Email or mail the letter to:

    Seattle Department of Transportation 
    Attention: Jennifer Meulenberg 
    P.O. Box 34996
    Seattle, WA 98124-4996
    jennifer.meulenberg@seattle.gov

Applying is easy, but don't take our word for it. Watch this video starring parents at three Seattle schools.