MoDOT Safe Routes to School Grants - Application period Feb 1-Apr 15, 2011

John Schaefer of MoDOT, the Missouri Safe Routes to School coordinator, sent out the following announcement about the upcoming grant application period for MoDOT Safe Routes to School Infrastructure Grants and a series of workshops around the state for those interested in applying for the grants:

I am happy to announce that Missouri's Safe Routes to School program will be accepting grant applications for Infrastructure projects.  The grant cycle will open on February 1, 2011 and close on April 15, 2010.  There will be ten grant application workshops across the state.  The workshops will show you how to apply for a grant and answer any questions regarding the program or potential infrastructure projects. Safe Routes to School Infrastructure projects include the planning, design, and construction of infrastructure related projects that will substantially improve the ability of students to walk and bicycle to school, including

  • sidewalk improvements
  • traffic calming and speed reduction improvements
  • pedestrian and bicycle crossing improvements
  • on-street bicycle facilities
  • off-street bicycle and pedestrian facilities
  • secure bicycle parking facilities
  • traffic diversion improvements in the vicinity of schools

Attached is a registration form for the grant workshops.  If you plan to apply for a grant, please attend one of the workshops.  To register, you may fill out the attachment and forward the completed form to Angie Otto at   You also have the option to mail or fax a completed registration form to MoDOT's Design Division:

Missouri Department of Transportation
Design Division, attn: Angie Otto
105 W Capital
PO Box 270
Jefferson City, MO  65102

Fax: 573-526-3261
attn: Angie Otto, SRTS Registration

If you have any questions about Safe Routes to School, the upcoming workshops, or registration, please call me.  This grant cycle will include 2011 and 2012 funds.  The current funding available for this round of infrastructure projects is approximately $1.6 million.

I look forward to seeing you at a workshop.

John Schaefer
Missouri SRTS Coordinator

The workshop schedule:

January 18, 2011        12pm - 2pm      MoDOT District 1 Building
3602 North Belt Hwy.    St. Joseph

January 21, 2011        10am - 12pm     MoDOT District 3 Building
1711 South Highway 61   Hannibal

January 25, 2011        12pm - 2pm      MoDOT District 8 Building
3025 East Kearney       Springfield

January 26, 2011        9am - 11am      MoDOT District 7 Building
3901 East 32nd  St.     Joplin

January 27, 2011        9am - 11am      MoDOT District 6, Transportation Mgmt Center
14301 South Outer 40    Chesterfield

February 1, 2011        10am - 12pm     MoDOT District 4 Building
600 Northeast Colbern Rd.       Lee's Summit

February 3, 2011        9am - 11am      MoDOT District 9 Building
910 Springfield Rd.     Willow Springs

February 4, 2011        9am - 11am      MoDOT District 2 Building
902 N. Belt Highway     Macon

February 7, 2011        9am - 11am      MoDOT District 5 Building
1511 Missouri Blvd.     Jefferson City

February 9, 2011        9am - 11am      MoDOT District 10 Building
2675 North Main St.     Sikeston

Click here to download the registration form for the workshops: SRTS Infrastructure Grants 2011 - Registration Form.docx_.doc