Grant Opportunity

The National Center for Safe Routes to School and Schwinn’s Helmets on Heads program are now
accepting applications for 25 mini-grants of $1,000 each. These mini-grants support a goal of both
organizations which aim to encourage children to safely bicycle to school and engage educators,
communities and families to take action on helmet safety.
Mini-grants fund activities that range from the nuts and bolts that help start or sustain bicycling programs
to new inspiring ideas that explore the range of benefits of safe bicycling. Selected mini-grant proposals
will fit a school’s needs and interests around safe bicycling, helmet safety education, and will require that
correct helmet use be a mandatory component of any program. Recipients are also asked to share the
helmet fitting information sheet and Helmets on Heads pledge with students or youth involved in their
The mini-grant activities should occur between January 1, 2015, and the end of the Spring 2015
semester. Applications are due Wednesday, October 22, 2014