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

Please contact Linda Patrick, Program Coordinator at LPatrick@michiganfitness.org  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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