Mini Grants


We are currently accepting applications on a rolling basis. 

What Are Mini Grants?

Mini Grants fund schools, PTAs, and community groups to encourage safe walking and biking to school.

Who Can Apply?

All public and private K-12 schools and PTAs within the City of Seattle and other nonprofit groups can apply.

What We Fund

Funds can be used for a variety of programs, including (but not limited to):

Unfortunately, we are unable to fund bicycles at this time. 

Application Process

Application Step Details
Application Deadline We accept grant applications on a rolling basis, which means you can apply at any time.
Application Materials Grant applications must be submitted with a Principal Letter of Support. What is a Principal Letter of Support? We are looking for a letter from the Principal of your affiliated school that indicates that they are aware of and in support of the project(s) that your organization is applying for funding for. This letter of support can be brief, but should identify the proposed scope and your organization's involvement in carrying out the project(s).
Application Reciept Notice You should expect to hear back from the grant coordinator within one month of your application submission.
Awards Up to $1,000. One applicant can receive one grant per year.
Grant Reporting Final Reports are due one year from the date your grant is awarded. These simple reports are completed within the grant system.

Ready to apply? Click here to create an account in the City's new grant system, and look for the "Department of Transportation" page to start a Mini Grant application! 

If you'd like help with the application process, please feel free to reach out to Diane Walsh at or call (206) 391-5168 with any questions you may have. This guide also contains information on how to create an account and how to apply for a grant.

Applying is easy, but don't take our word for it. Watch this video starring parents at three Seattle schools.


Greg Spotts, Director
Address: 700 5th Ave, Suite 3800, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 34996, Seattle, WA, 98124-4996
Phone: (206) 684-7623

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