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Flashing Lights for Schools

We offer grants for school zones flashing lights. We also provide mini grants for smaller school traffic safety projects.

NOTICE: Due to decreased School Zone Account revenues, all grant opportunities from the Account are on hold until January 2015. Please consider checking this webpage January 2015 for updated information.

Who qualifies for a school zone flashing lights grant?

  • Washington state agencies
  • Federally recognized tribal governments
  • Washington cities, counties, and local agencies
  • Schools and school districts

How much money is available?

We fund projects up to $7,500 per school zone.  A school can have more than one school zone.

What’s typically funded?

Grants pay for school zone flashing beacons/lighting for legally-marked elementary and middle school zones. This includes lighting hardware, computer software, signage and markings approved in the federal Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD).

What are the application deadlines?

The Flashing Beacon Grant opportunity is closed for the 2013-2015 Biennium. Please watch for updates starting in January 2015.

How do I apply?

Email the Program Contact for more information.


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Program Contacts

For funding and general information:

For legislative and media information: