National Center for Safe Routes to School Mini-Grant Program
National Center for Safe Routes to School assists communities
throughout the U.S. in enabling and encouraging children to safely walk
and bike to school. The Center's Mini-Grant Program will provide 25
grants of $1,000 to community nonprofit organizations, K-12 schools, and
local government agencies for projects that focus on increasing safe
walking and/or bicycling to school. Funded activities include improving
safety, increasing the number of students walking and bicycling to
school, emphasizing links between health and physical activity,
exploring environmental concerns, etc. Applications must be submitted by
October 19, 2011. Visit the Center’s website to review the Mini-Grant Call for Applications.
Gold Award Project Ideas in Advocacy
girls looking for a project in advocacy and/or legislative efforts - in
2012, a few pieces of legislation died in committee needing rewriting
or additional support. These bills have direct impact on girls and the
community, and could make excellent Gold Award projects. They are:
HB 2699 (as of 2012) To make healthy snacks and beverages available in schools. Bill needs to be rewritten to gain support in the legislature.
HB 2698 (by Rep. Fourkiller and Sen. Lerblance) This
bill did not make it out of committee in 2012. It would have created a
task force to study increasing physical fitness for students and the
link between fitness and academic performance.
HB 2585 (by Rep. McDaniel and Sen. C. Johnson) This
bill did not make it out of committee in 2012. It would have provided
additional services for children of incarcerated parents, including
data, education toolkits and research.
Texting While Driving Bill (as of 2012) Only
one bill submitted for the 2012 session that addressed this issue, but
it did not make it out of committee. Would have made it illegale for
youth 18 and under to text while driving, but discussion about expanding
to all Oklahoma drivers was underway.