New Kids’ Plates RFA

The California Department of Public Health, Safe and Active Communities Branch is soliciting applications from eligible entities to develop, implement, and evaluate a set of small-scale, low-cost educational interventions with underserved California schools.  The goal of the project is to build school interest and capacity to conduct year-round interventions to improve safety for walking and bicycling in the neighborhoods surrounding their school campuses.  Interventions must focus on improving safety rather than simply encouraging walking and bicycling.  Applicants must pre-select five to eight (5-8) elementary and/or middle schools to serve as local intervention sites and have a designated champion at each of the schools. Up to $375,000 is available for two years.

Up to three (3) awards are available for the most responsive and qualified entities earning the highest scores, ideally in different regions of the state (northern, central, or southern). This funding opportunity is open to all eligible firms that meet the qualification requirements, including government agencies, non-profit organizations, state or public universities (including auxiliary organizations), and other entities.  Please see the RFA for additional eligibility criteria.

Important Dates

  • Bidders’ Conference Call – September 18, 2012, 10:00 – 11:30 AM (Dial-in #:  866-621-9096, Passcode: 7891525)
  • Letter of Intent due – September 21, 2012
  • Application due – October 11, 2012

Important Documents and Downloads

Download the Kids’ Plates RFA 2012-2013

Notes from the Bidders’ Conference

View list of schools that have benefited from prior Caltrans SRTS Non-Infrastructure Funding. 

  • Note:  This list is for informational purposes only.  Schools on this list may or may not still be eligible for the RFA (only schools implementing direct activities themselves with Caltrans SRTS Non-Infrastructure dollars are ineligible).  If you have questions about a school on this list or feel it has been listed in error, please contact your Regional Coordinator at the SRTS Technical Assistance Resource Center ASAP.

View ideas for low-cost SRTS Non-Infrastructure strategies here.