Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Colorado Safe Routes to School Funding Opportunity

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Every child deserves a safe route to school! CDOT has announced a call for projects for Fiscal Year 2019 Colorado Safe Routes to School (CSRTS) Infrastructure and Non-Infrastructure Projects. The guidelines and applications will be posted on the CDOT website by September 4th and applications will be due by 4:00 p.m. Thursday, November 1, 2016

SRTS programs help make bicycling and walking to school safer and more appealing transportation choices thus encouraging a healthy and active lifestyle from an early age. Two types of grants are available:

  • Infrastructure - Planning, design, and construction of safe school routes or facilities for children to walk and bike to and from school 
  • Non-Infrastructure - Educating and encouraging children, parents, and communities about safe walking and bicycling practices and the health benefits that result from walking and bicycling to and from school
New this year:
  • All applications will be submitted using an online system 
  • We are switching to a call for projects every two years; next call will be in 2020 
  • More funds are available - $4 million for infrastructure and $1 million for non-infrastructure projects 
  • Infrastructure projects are eligible for up to $500,000 per project of CDOT funds (20% cash match required) 
  • Parent surveys and student travel tally reports are required with the application

For more information on training sessions or the applications process, email dot_srts@state.co.us or call 303.757.9088.

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