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Safe Routes to School Programs

OSPI collaborates with the Washington State Department of Transportation on Safe Routes to School programs, supported by the National Center for Safe Routes to School (NCSRTS), which serves as the information clearinghouse for the federal Safe Routes to School program. These programs enable community leaders, schools and parents across the United States to improve safety and encourage more children, including children with disabilities, to safely walk and bicycle to school. In the process, programs are working to reduce traffic congestion and improve health and the environment, making communities more livable for everyone.  

The Safe Routes to School Bike and Pedestrian Safety Education Program is made possible by a grant from the Washington State Department of Transportation. The current grant cycle (2015-2017) funds 17 districts across the state to provide bicycle and pedestrian safety education to students in grades 5 - 8. Grants to individual districts range from $500 to $25,000. Download the Safe Routes to School Program Evaluation Report (September 2013).

Resources funded by this grant continue to be available to all districts at the Safe Routes to School in Washington Web site.  There you can download the Safety Education Curriculum and Other Resources. Links are also posted here:

Full Curriculum (December 2013)

Individual Lessons and Sections:


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 or 360-725-6050.

   Updated 7/7/2016

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