Colorado Department of Transportation
12/02/16 4:00 PM
Grants starting at $3,500 to Colorado schools and government agencies for programs that encourage students in grades K-8 to walk or bike to school. Funding is intended for outreach, education, and enforcement projects that make bicycling and walking both safe and appealing for elementary and middle school students.
Recent research reveals that there are four key elements of successful SRTS programs in getting more students to walk and bicycle. High performing programs are more likely to (1) have strong program leadership within the school, (2) conduct frequent activities that reinforce students to walk and bicycle, (3) have strong support from parent groups, and (4) have policies that support walking and bicycling to/from school.
The following are a few general non-infrastructure examples. It is by no means a complete list, but we provide it as a way to stimulate your own ideas for a Safe Routes to School program:
-Teaching Pedestrian and Bicycle safety education to teachers and K-8 grade students
-Implementing a Public Awareness Campaign
-Completing and acting on a Bicycle or Pedestrian Audit
-Walking School Bus Program
-Teaching traffic safety to students and parents (Bike Rodeo)
-Creating a Crossing Guard Program
-Traffic education and enforcement in the vicinity of schools
-Developing a Bike Train Program
GrantWatch ID#: 176254
Minimum funding is set at $3,500.
All projects in this grant cycle must be completed no later than two years following the date of the signed contract or by June 30, 2019.
Applicants must be:
-A local government;
-A regional transportation authority;
-A transit agency;
-A natural resource or public land agency;
-A school district, local education agency or school;
-A tribal government; or
-Any other local or regional governmental entity with responsibility for or oversight of
transportation or recreational trails that the State determines to be eligible, consistent with the goals of this grant application.
Applicants for SRTS program funds must provide 20% of the total project costs in matching funds. The SRTS program is a cost-reimbursement program.
-December 2, 2016: Applications due by 4:00 PM
-December 5-12 2016: SRTS Program Manager’s application review and administration
-Mid-December 2016: Applications distributed to Advisory Committee for review and scoring of projects
-Mid-February 2017: Advisory Committee selects projects
-Mid March-2017: Projects recommended to Transportation Commission for approval
-Late March 2017: Applicants notified
-Late April – early May 2017: FY16 SRTS Mandatory Grantee Orientation Training
-April - June 2017: Contracts completed between CDOT and Grant Recipients
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Leslie Feuerborn, Program Manager
Colorado Safe Routes to School
4201 E. Arkansas Ave.
Denver, CO 80222