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Safe Routes To School Program Mini Grants

City Of Rochester Safe Routes To School Program Spring 2013 Mini-Grants

The City of Rochester Safe Routes to School Mini-Grant Program provides grants of up to $2,500 to schools, PTAs, and community groups to assist with establishing or enhancing programs that encourage safe walking and biking to school. Programs serving K-8 students at schools in the City of Rochester are eligible to apply for assistance through this program.

The City is administering the Program in partnership with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to encourage more children to walk or ride their bicycles to school. FHWA has found that these modes of school transportation have fallen from 50 percent to 15 percent since 1969, and many parents cite safety as a factor.

 

Mini-Grant funds can be used for a variety of programs, including:  
  • Student safety patrol
  • School Speed Zone Awareness 
  • Walking School Bus or Bike Train programs
  • Bike racks
  • Covered bike parking
  • Walk to School Day events
  • Bike to School Day events
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How to Apply

All K-8 public or private school-related groups in Rochester are eligible to apply for these Mini-Grants. Typical awards are anticipated to be approximately $1,000, though groups can request funds up to $2,500. Funds must be spent within one year of award.  

 In order to receive these funds, please follow these four easy steps:  

  • Complete the Mini-Grant Program Application and submit to the City of Rochester by Friday, January 18, 2013. Submit completed form via mail or email.  

  • A Committee of relevant agencies and organizations (i.e., City of Rochester, Genesee Transportation Council, Rochester City School District, Monroe County Health Department, University of Rochester Center for Community Health, Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency and the Greater Rochester Health Foundation) will review the applications to ensure eligibility.

  • Mini-Grant recipients will be selected by Friday, Febuary 15, 2013.                   

  • 50% of the funding will be distributed upon execution of an agreementwith the City. The remaining 50% will be distributed upon successful completion of the program.  

  • At the end of your program prepare a report with photos and a one-page description of how the funding was used.  

 

Questions?

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions. If you have additional questions, please contact City of Rochester Transportation Specialist Erik Frisch at 585-428-6709 or erik.frisch@cityofrochester.gov

 


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