Now Accepting Applications for mini-grants

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The National Center for the Safe Routes to School program is officially accepting applications from pedestrian-oriented groups looking to support their efforts to make sure that every kid has a safe walking or biking route to school. Apply today!

Speaking of increased funding, the National Center for the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) is calling for applications for their 25 $1,000 mini grants!  SRTS is looking for organizations whose goals match and support their vision – that every kid would be able to walk or bike to school on a safe route so they don’t have to rely on their parents to drive them.  

Posted by Megan RisleySept. 8, 2011

Since May 2006 when it was established, SRTS  programs are national, supported and carried out by parents, teachers, children, and local governments to the tune of community projects repairing a sidewalk, fundraising and neighborhood planning that allows a community to develop in a bike- and pedestrian-friendly way. 

SRTS is looking to reward organizations with a similar orientation.  Their mini-grants are open to groups from nuts-and-bolts activists to visionaries for new ways to to approach the wide range of benefits sidewalks and trails bring to a community.  A strong mini-grant proposal will identify a school’s specific needs and hopes in the area of biking and walking safety, taking into account the current infrastructure and lifestyle already present in their specific area.  Whatever applicants are hoping to do, it should happen between January and the end of the spring semester of 2012.  Be sure to make application by Wednesday, October 19, 2011.

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