Upcoming Grant Opportunity: 2021 Safe Routes to School

Nov 17, 2020

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Ohio's Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program provides funding to support the development and implementation of projects and activities that enable and encourage children in grades K-8 to walk and bike to school. It can fund infrastructure and non-infrastructure projects and activities including up to 100% reimbursement for communities that need it the most. The program can provide non-infrastructure funding directly to schools, municipalities and other public agencies.

Eligible projects include:

  • Infrastructure. Eligible infrastructure projects include the planning, design and construction phases of projects that will improve the built environment for students to walk and bike to school which have been identified in a plan.
  • Non-Infrastructure. Eligible non-infrastructure projects include education, encouragement, enforcement and evaluation activities which have been identified in a plan. Funding is intended to develop and implement plans, programs and policies, and to create a culture that supports walking and biking to school which can be sustained past the availability of SRTS funding.
  • School Travel Plan (STP) Development. Eligible plan development support is ODOT consultant assistance or reimbursed funding for a locally-selected consultant to help a community develop its school travel plan.

The SRTS application window opens on Monday, January 4 and closes on Friday, March 5 at 5 p.m. EST. The 2021 SRTS Application Guidance is now available and includes an appendix of the application’s questions.