Spotlight on: Fall 2010 Mini-grant Applications Available

The National Center for Safe Routes to School is now accepting applications for up to 35 $1,000 mini-grants for creative, youth-focused ideas that support safe walking and/or bicycling to school. Eligible activities must occur at an elementary or middle school in Fall 2010 and support the overall goal of Safe Routes to School (SRTS) programs - to enable and encourage children nationwide to safely walk and bicycle to school.

The National Center's SRTS mini-grant program, now in its second award cycle, supports creative ideas that support safe walking and/or bicycling to school and are youth-focused. Activities may also explore a variety of issues related to SRTS, including physical activity and environmental benefits, distracted driving, personal safety, integrating children with disabilities and community building.

Mini-grant applications are available now at www.saferoutesinfo.org/funding-portal/mini-grants. Applications are due Wed., April 7, 2010, and recipients will be announced by Wed., May 26, 2010.