The next meeting of the Clintonville chapter of Safe Routes to School is scheduled for Tuesday, May 3.

The next meeting of the Clintonville chapter of Safe Routes to School is scheduled for Tuesday, May 3.

It will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Consider Biking offices located at 4041 N. High St.

Safe Routes to School is a national organization which promotes children walking and biking to school.

Funding of the program is facilitated through the Ohio Department of Transportation.

The May 3 meeting will focus on the upcoming Clintonville Bike Rally, which will be held on May 15, the Indianola Bike Bus, which will be held on May 20, as well as applications for $1,000 mini-grants from the National Center for Safe Routes to School, based in Chapel Hill, N.C.

The applications are due on May 18, according to Elizabeth Smith, chairwoman of the Clintonville chapter.

"The National Center's SRTS mini-grant program, now in its fourth award cycle, seeks creative ideas that match a school's needs and interests together with ways to help improve safety and/or increase the number of students walking and rolling to school," according to the announcement. "They may fund activities ranging from the nuts and bolts that help start or sustain a program to new ideas that explore the range of benefits of safe walking and bicycling."

For additional information on Clintonville chapter of Safe Routes to School, contact Smith at (614) 840-0146 or smith emnk@yahoo.com.