Funding opportunities for schools and communities in WA

Due by Dec 3, 2015:
Safe Routes to School Bike & Pedestrian Safety Education Grants
To provide bicycle and pedestrian safety education to students in the 6th through 8th grade in up to 20 school districts across the state between January 2016 – June 2017. The grant award to school districts will range from $1,000 to $25,000 and may be used for curriculum resources, bicycles, a trailer for bicycle storage and transport, teacher training, and other essential services and equipment related to program implementation and evaluation. Learn more (pdf).

On Jan 6, 2016:
Free! Safe Routes to School Workshop for partners in Southwest WA
Is Safe Routes to School right for my community? Efforts to provide safe walking and biking facilities work best when coordinated partnerships are used to support them. The workshop will explore the benefits and basics of Safe Routes to School; WA State Safe Routes to School Grant Program; partnership building opportunities. In Clark County. Limited to 25 participants. Learn more & register.

Due by Feb 19, 2016:

Healthy Kids-Healthy Schools Grants
The Washington Legislature appropriated $5 million dollars in the 2015–17 capital budget for OSPI to administer a new grant program, Healthy Kids–Healthy Schools. Funding for this grant program is a budget investment priority of the Healthiest Next Generation Initiative. This grant program will help schools remove barriers and bridge the gaps that stand between best practices, processes, and policies for improved student health. The grant supports Washington’s Healthiest Next Generation Initiative by funding improvements or renovations to existing buildings, site improvements, and the purchase and installation of new or renovated equipment. Grant categories include Physical Education and Physical Activity – indoor and outdoor equipment, covered play structures, playground equipment. Applications are submitted by the district and may include requests for multiple schools in multiple categories. The minimum district request is $2,500. Grant awards are limited to $200,000 per district. Learn more.

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