Mini Grants for Safe School Routes

Michigan Fitness Foundation and Michigan Department of Transportation announce Safe Routes to School Mini-Grants


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 for a copy of the RFP.  Example programs include but are not limited to the following…

Walking School Bus (pictured above)
Bike Train/Bike Brigade
Corner Captains
Mileage Program
Golden Sneaker Award

Please contact Linda Patrick, Program Coordinator at  should you have any questions on this or need assistance.   The proposal deadline is December 7, 2012 at 4:30 p.m.


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