The National Center for Safe Routes to School and Schwinn’s Helmets on Heads program are teaming up to provide 25 $1,000 mini-grants to schools across the country! These mini-grants support a common goal of both organizations: to support educators, communities and families in encouraging children to safely bike to school.

The review process is currently underway for mini-grants planned for the second half of the 2014-2015 school year. These funds will be used to fund activities ranging from the nuts and bolts to 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 and helmet safety education, and will require that correct helmet use be a mandatory component of any program. Recipients are also asked to share the Helmets on Heads pledge with students or youth involved in their program. 

Will be announced in January. The mini-grant activities should occur between January 1, 2015, and the end of the Spring 2015 semester.

Past mini-grant programs

From 2010 to 2012, the National Center for Safe Routes to School funded five rounds of a similar mini-grant program. To see the range of projects awarded mini-grants from 2010 to 2012, please visit