Safe Routes to School Mini-grants Now Available

Safe Routes to School

Mini-Grants Announcement

The Michigan Fitness Foundation (MFF) and Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) request proposals for the development of programs that promote organized initiatives that encourage Michigan students in grades K-8 to walk, bicycle, or use other means of physical activity to get to and from school safely. The program is intended to help increase the number of children walking/biking/rolling safely to and from school by providing 15 active transportation program grants of up to $5,000 each.

 

Eligible recipients include public, private, parochial, charter and other elementary and/or middle schools serving any grades in the K-8 range, as well as schools with existing SRTS programs. Awarded funds will be provided for the spring semester of the 2012-2013 school year and fall semester of the 2013-14 school year on a reimbursement basis. Go to www.saferoutesmichigan.org/srts-mini-grants for a copy of the RFP. Example programs include but are not limited to the following…

  • Walking School Bus
  • Bike Train/Bike Brigade
  • Corner Captains
  • Mileage Program
  • Golden Sneaker Award

Please contact Linda Patrick, Program Coordinator by email, LPatrick [at] michiganfitness [dot] org should you have any questions on this or a different Safe Routes to School program. The proposal deadline is December 7, 2012 at 4:30 p.m.