The National Center for Safe Routes to School is accepting applications for 25 of its $1,000 mini-grants, which will fund creative activities that meet a community's safety needs regarding pedestrian and bicycle access.

Funded activities may range from foundational efforts that start or sustain a program to new ideas that explore the range of benefits of safe walking and bicycling. Eligible activities will occur at an elementary or middle school in the spring and will support the overall goal of Safe Routes to School programs.

More information is available at www.saferoutesinfo.org/minigrants. Applications are due Nov. 19, and recipients will be notified by Dec. 17.