Grant Opportunities

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Opportunities to Apply for $1000 QuickStart Mini-Grants

CG with Illuminated Stop SignDid you know that your school is eligible for $1000 to fund activities that encourage walking and biking to school? This could include bicycle equipment for students, an illuminated stop sign for your crossing guard or incentives for a walking program.

School year 2020-21 QuickStart Mini-Grant application dates have been announced!  Deadlines for Fall Mini-Grant applications are August 13, September 10, October 8, 2020 (all Thursdays).  PTAs and other adult-led student groups are encouraged to apply.  Apply early for a better chance of receiving a grant. The next round of Mini-Grants will open in winter 2021; deadlines include February 4, March 4, and April 1, 2021.

Find out more information at the Virginia Department of Transportation website:

Thanks to a SRTS QuickStart Mini-grant applied for by Arlington County Police, 18 crossing guards are now equipped with illuminated stop sign paddles like the one pictured above.


Opportunities to Apply for Walkabout Mini-Grants

Want to learn more about the walking and bicycling conditions in the area around your school? Walkabout Mini-grant recipients receive a hands-on walking and bicycling infrastructure assessment and written Walkabout Report coordinated by the Local Technical Assistance Coordinator serving their region.The Walkabout is an excellent opportunity for community stakeholders to experience pedestrian and bicycle conditions, share perspectives, and build consensus around potential solutions. The Walkabout Report includes descriptions and photos of the conditions observed during the Walkabout. Recommended infrastructure improvements may also be included in the report, if the applicant intends to apply for a specific funding opportunity.

Applications for Walkabout Mini-grants are accepted twice a year, once in the fall and once in the spring. One Walkabout Mini-grant is awarded per cycle. The due dates for Walkabout applications for the 2020-21 school year are September 10, 2020 and February 4, 2021.  Find out more information at the Virginia Department of Transportation website: