MoDOT announces Safe Routes to School call for grant applications

MODOT Safe Routes to School Coordinator Jeff Cremer forwarded the following announcement yesterday:

The Missouri Department of Transportation is seeking projects to be funded with federal Safe Routes to School "SRTS" funds.  Applications are due by the end of business day November 5, 2012.  Projects will be selected by a statewide committee of transportation professionals, education professionals, health department officials, and walking/bicycling advocates.  Awards will be announced in January 2013.

The SRTS program is a unique program offering up to 100% federal funding focused on providing infrastructure, safety improvements, ADA improvements, safety education, and encouragement for children to walk to school safely.  Eligible projects must be located within a 2-mile radius of a grade school (K-8).  Funding for the program is split into two different funding categories:

        - Infrastructure projects including but not limited to - Sidewalk improvements, crosswalks, bicycle facilities, etc

        - Non infrastructure projects including but not limited to - walk to school promotional programs, walking school bus programs, bicycle / pedestrian safety education, etc.

The application for SRTS funding is an electronic form.  For the 2012 SRTS Administrative Guidelines and instructions on how to access, complete, and submit the SRTS application please visit http://www.modot.mo.gov/safety/SafeRoutestoSchool.htm.

If you did not utilize this electronic application system for the last call for projects and need to get a username and password; Please complete this form and return to:  Donna Roewe via e-mail at Donna.Roewe@modot.mo.gov    or fax to: ATTN: Donna Roewe 573-526-3261


For more information on Missouri's Local Program, please visit MoDOT's local public agency website at http://www.modot.mo.gov/business/lpa/lpamanual.htm 

Please also feel free to contact me any time with questions!

Jeff


Jeffrey Cremer
Safe Routes to School Coordinator
Missouri Department of Transportation

(573) 526-2440

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