Active transportation for students and money for schools
The Walk, Ride, and Roll to School mini-grant program is an annual awareness effort implemented by iCommute and the Safe Routes to School initiative. The goal is to increase the number of children who walk, bike, skate or scoot to school; raise awareness of the benefits of more active forms of transportation; and promote pedestrian and bicycle safety. The mini-grants will empower schools with the resources and flexibility to organize events and programs that work best for their students.
In support of International Walk to School Day in October, the program will award mini-grants of up to $1,500 to public or private K-12 schools or school districts. Programs or projects that educate and encourage active forms of transportation to and from school, and that promote pedestrian safety around schools are eligible. A total of $30,000 in grant funding will be available in 2015.
A request for grant applications will be available in late April, 2015, with an application deadline of Friday, May 22. Schools will receive approval notice by June 15, and may host their funded event or program between September and November, 2015. Check back in April for a link to the grant application and complete eligibility details.
There are many benefits to participating in the annual Walk, Ride, and Roll to School mini-grant program:
In 2014, San Diego region schools participated in a week-long Walk, Ride, and Roll to School challenge. Overall, students logged miles equivalent to 56,313 home runs in Petco Park and burned calories equal to snorkeling in La Jolla Cove for 673 hours!
For more information about Walk, Ride, and Roll to School or the mini-grant program, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 511 and say "Schools."
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Walk, Ride, and Roll to School is a great way to connect students to the environment by encouraging walking and biking. Children who spend more time in nature connect better with wildlife and conservation - which is what the Zoo likes to see happen!
Walk, Ride, and Roll to School