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Solano Safe Routes to School (SR2S) Micro-Grant Pilot Program

Grants to California Agencies, Schools, and Community Groups
in Eligible Regions to Promote Alternative Transportation

Agency Type:

Local

Funding Source:

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Solano Transportation Authority (STA)

Deadline Date:

01/17/20 5:00 PM

Description:

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Grants of up to $30,000 to California agencies, schools, community organizations, and youth groups in eligible regions for projects that will promote safety and encourage walking and bicycle use. Funding is intended for small infrastructure, pedestrian, and bike projects that will increase safety and encourage more students in Solano County to walk and bike to school.

Projects could include (but are not limited to) the purchase and installation of bike racks and safety-related signage; providing safety equipment (bike helmets, vests, reflectors); creating green bike lanes; or making other infrastructure improvements at/around schools.

For information about eligible grant expenses and requests, see https://solanosr2s.ca.gov/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/2019-2020-Safe-Routes-to-School-Micro-Grant-Packet.pdf#page=3

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 187628

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$70,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

The maximum grant request is $30,000 per project/submission.

Term of Contract:

The project should be implemented/completed within one year of grant award.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

This grant opportunity is open to all Solano County cities, schools, school districts, community organizations and youth groups.

Additional requirements:
- School based organizations and Community Groups applying must be registered as a 501c3, and able to provide a W-9.
- Schools eligible for funding: K-12, public, private and charter schools located within Solano County.
- Applications from Title I schools, schools with over 90% Free and Reduced Lunch, or projects that benefit underserved communities will receive additional points.
- Applications with letters of support from additional stakeholders/partners will be given additional points in scoring.
- Stakeholder outreach may include: letters of support from partner agencies, school departments or school administration demonstrating knowledge of the project and support, plans for outreach to parents or school organizations regarding implementation or use of project or equipment, a plan for marketing outreach to increase public awareness of the project or initiative.
- Equipment and incentive list provided, additional items/projects may be allowed by request.
- Applicants are eligible for one grant award per fiscal year.

Schools or school organizations applying for funding over $600, should participate in the SR2S program currently or be willing to engage in SR2S programming to increase walking and biking. The application should demonstrate stakeholder outreach and partnerships for project completion (social media outreach for use of project after completion, notification to school impacted by project, notification to city for impact or right-of-way needs). Letters of Support by partners (district, school, or city) to demonstrate outreach and knowledge of proposed project, should accompany application.

If a school (Principal) is applying for project/equipment funding (that does not require installation) for less than $600 the following applies:

Schools are required to:
- Currently be participating in the SR2S program.
- Show outreach to appropriate school district department for project
completion/installation (letter of acknowledgment or support for project).
- Show proof of purchase and use within one year of the grant award.
- Provide one-page final report upon project completion with photographs of equipment purchased or completed project.

Schools are not required to
- Demonstrate funding need for projects less than $600.
- Provide letters of support from additional stakeholders/partners not impacted by project.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline to apply is January 17, 2020, by 5:00 PM.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online: https://solanosr2s.ca.gov/programs/microgrant-program/safe-route-to-school-micro-grant/

Direct questions to:
Karin Bloesch
707-399-3217
kbloesch@sta.ca.gov

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Geographic Focus:

USA: California: Solano County