Friday, August 21, 2009

Safe Routes To School Academy Grants Available

Pennsylvania's SRTS Academy has launched a new round of grants. The program offers small grants in the amount of $5,000 each to schools (public or private), grades K–8 to help improve the safety of walking and bicycling to school.

In addition to the $5,000 grant, schools will be eligible to receive a FREE 2–day walkability audit, during which a team of trained experts will observe main walking routes to school and develop a comprehensive plan on how to improve the safety of those routes. This costly service will be FREE to all schools selected to receive the grant.

Learn more about the grants here and encourage your neighborhood school or district to apply.