SRTS Noninfrastructure Grants
The PA Safe Routes to School Resource Center is now accepting applications for mini-grants to fund noninfrastructure activities that support a Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program. These programs should enable and encourage children to safely walk and bicycle to school.
The grant period is currently open and will remain open until the grant funding has been awarded or until June 28, 2013, whichever occurs first. Grants will be awarded first-come, first served. Grant awards will be a maximum of $2,000.
Funding for Planning, Education, and Promotion of Safe Routes to School Activities
NOTE: Schools that are chosen to receive an SRTS Noninfrastructure Grant are eligible for a walkability audit to assess nearby walking and biking routes and develop a plan for improvement. A school must check on the grant application form that it is interested in receiving an audit. If a school is deemed to be eligible for an audit, a representative from the Pennsylvania SRTS Resource Center will work with the school to schedule a two-day site visit by an SRTS team of engineers and technical assistants.
How does my school apply for a grant?
Program guidelines provide more information about the Pennsylvania Safe Routes to School Noninfrastructure Mini-Grant Program.
What should my school do to prepare for applying for a grant?
The school must complete a pre and post survey to measure the change in walking and biking to school due to the grant activities. The following National Center for Safe Routes to School evaluation materials may be used but is not the required method:
- In-class Student Tally – conducted in the classroom by the teacher
- Parent Survey – sent home for a parent to complete
For more information about the surveys, visit the Student/Parent Evaluation Materials page.
The National Center for Safe Routes to School has the most up-to-date information about the evaluation materials: www.saferoutesinfo.org/resources/evaluation_form-descriptions.cfm.
If the Student In-Class Travel Tallies and Parent Surveys are completed, they must be submitted to the National Center for Safe Routes to School with the submission date noted on the grant application. If the national surveys are not used, schools must describe the pre and post survey that will be used. The data collected from the survey must be submitted with the final grant report.
Noninfrastructure Mini-Grant Program Guidelines (2013) - This document provides details about the Pennsylvania SRTS Noninfrastructure Mini-Grant Program and the grants available to schools to promote, educate, encourage, and enforce Safe Routes to School activities and efforts.
Noninfrastructure Mini-Grant Application Form - Schools must complete this application to apply for a noninfrastructure grant.
Past grant recipients – This document contains a listing of schools in Pennsylvania that received grant money from the Safe Routes to School program in Pennsylvania in the past. It includes information about the schools’ activities funded with SRTS grant money.
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