Mini Grants

Notice

Extra! We are now offering COVID-19 Grants of up to $1,000 through the Safe Routes to School program. The COVID-19 Grant is a competitive grant that awards funds to nonprofit organizations, Seattle schools, and school-oriented community organizations to provide the services and/or resources necessary to help students stay active and healthy. This grant is offered on a rolling basis. Click here to learn more or apply now!

Please contact belen.herrera@seattle.gov with any questions you may have regarding the COVID-19 Grant applications or agreements.

In response to school closures related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Safe Routes to Schools program had decided to accept our Mini Grants on a continuous rolling basis. You can apply to our Mini Grants at any time that works best for you. Learn more below!

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 typically have two funding rounds every year: Spring and Fall. One applicant can receive one grant per year. In 2020 we are accepting applications on a rolling basis. You should expect to hear back from the grant coordinator within one month of your application submission.

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 the letter to: jennifer.meulenberg@seattle.gov

    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.