The New Jersey Department of Transportation’s (NJDOT) federally-funded Safe Routes to Schools (SRTS) Program is now accepting applications through October 14, 2021.
While the SRTS Program typically funds infrastructure and non-infrastructure projects, the NJDOT is accepting only infrastructure applications in this round. Such projects include the planning, design, and construction or installation of sidewalks, crosswalks, signals, traffic-calming, and bicycle facilities.
Eligible applicants include counties, municipal governments, school districts, and schools.
Nonprofit organizations are not eligible as direct grant recipients; however, they may partner with a local public agency that will assume responsibility for and administration of the grant.
The purpose of the SRTS Program is to:
- Enable and encourage children in grades K-8, including those with disabilities, to walk and bicycle to school
- Make bicycling and walking to school a safer and more appealing transportation alternative, thereby encouraging a healthy and active lifestyle from an early age
- Facilitate the planning, development, and implementation of projects and activities that will improve safety and reduce traffic, fuel consumption, and air pollution in the vicinity of schools
Having secured over $1 billion in funding for our clients over the past 43 years, Triad has the experience and the expertise you need to help write a highly competitive SRTS application.
Contact Triad today to get started on your Safe Routes to Schools application.