2020 Safe Routes to School Grant Program officially underway

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Materials, timeline available on website

April 6, 2020

For more information: SRTS Infrastructure Program Manager LeeAnne Fergason, 503-986-5805

SALEM – The 2020 grant year for ODOT’s Safe Routes to School is officially underway. ODOT is now accepting Letters of Intent for two programs: Competitive Construction and Project Identification. There will be approximately $26 million awarded in the Competitive Construction program. In the Project Identification Program, around 30 communities may receive services.

Materials and resources are available on the website:

In addition, a program that is open but does not have a deadline is the Rapid Response Infrastructure Grant Program.

The Project Identification Program helps school communities identify construction projects and educational programs that address barriers to students walking and biking to school in a newly-created local plan. The Competitive Construction Program focuses on making sure safe walking and biking routes exist by investing in crossings, sidewalks and bike lanes, flashing beacons and other related construction efforts. The Rapid Response Infrastructure Grant Program funds projects that are eligible for the Competitive Construction program but cannot wait for the next grant cycle.

Application forms will be available beginning June 1. Letters of Intent are due June 15. Completed applications are due August 31, and awards will be announced in December.