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Safe Routes to School

Grants to Illinois Municipalities & Others for
Projects Enabling Safe Walking & Biking to School

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

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Illinois Department of Transportation

Deadline Date:

01/31/14

Description:

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Grants are available to Illinois municipalities, schools, and others for projects that enable and encourage children in grades K-8 to walk or bike safely to school. Funding will be provided for the designing, planning, and constructing of infrastructure improvements to make it safer for students walking and bicycling to school. Funds will also be provided for traffic education and enforcement, student safety, health, and environmental education, and public awareness campaigns.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 137782

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$6,000,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

Infrastructure: Up to $200,000 including local match. Non-infrastructure: up to $30,000 including local match. $2,000 minimum funding per individual project.

Term of Contract:

Local agencies are expected to have funds obligated within 1 year of the appropriate fiscal year.

Eligibility:

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Regional transportation authority

Ineligible:
Non-profit organizations
Metropolitan planning organizations

Pre-Application Information:

Local match required: 20% of project costs.

Each project will require a separate application.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Priscilla Tobias
State Safety Engineer
(217) 782-3568
DOT.SafeRoutes@illinois.gov

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Illinois

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