By Gail Leverson, MBA, EDFP - Funding Specialist October 04, 2021
The Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program was started to enable children to walk and bicycle to school in a safe environment and to encourage them to make active and healthy lifestyle choices from an early age. Widseth's funding department can assist you in submitting a competitive funding application.
Minnesota Department of Transportation
The funds are intended to fund standalone SRTS projects or provide the local match for SRTS infrastructure projects under federal bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure programs, such as the Transportation Alternatives (TA) or Surface Transportation Block Grant (STBG).
SRTS funding is available to a broad spectrum of groups that represent students. Eligible groups include, but are not limited to:
SRTS provides grant funding. This program is typically funded through bonds or general fund appropriations, which have been apportioned by the legislature.
Get started on your project by contacting Widseth's Funding Department. Widseth can assist with all elements of a winning application, including Letters of Intent (LOI) and full applications. Letters of Intent are recommended for first time applicants and smaller applicants.
When your community has a need for funding for a project that will enable students to walk and bicycle to and from school, there is a benefit to working with a full-service design firm such as Widseth. Your applications will be developed simultaneously with engineer’s expertise, saving your community time and expense.