Grant Funding for School Districts Currently Available
Applications Due January 21, 2016
Grant Purpose: 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.
Grant Award Details: 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.
Application Deadline: Please submit grant applications via iGrants Form Package 552 by Thursday, January 21, 2016.
Questions? For more information, please contact Sarah Sullivan at Sarah.email@example.com or 360-725-6050.
Bike and Pedestrian Safety Education
Teaching students how to be safe when walking and biking in the neighborhood is preparing them to be safe, active, and healthy adults. Safety education helps alleviate fears amongst parents and lays the groundwork for other safe routes to school activities and encouragement
"Love, love, love this program! Excellent ratings from both kids and adults. The entire process has been very positive-from grant application to implementation! Thank you for your preparation and professionalism." PE Teacher - Lynden School District.
In 2010, the Washington Bikes and Feet First, with the help of the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction and Washington State Department of Transportation, created a middle school-based bike and pedestrian safety education curriculum. It has provided bicycle and pedestrian safety education to students in Grades 6 through 8 in 40 school districts across the state (view a map of participating school districts). Since 2011, this has reached over 150 teachers who teach bike and pedestrian safety to about 16,000 students annually.
Are you interested in having the Bike and Pedestrian Safety Education Program come to your school or district? Learn more about training opportunities.
Access the Bike and Pedestrian Safety Education Curriculum, additional lessons and variations, and resources.
See what people are saying and writing about the project.
This work has been funded by a grant from the Washington State Department of Transportation, managed by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.