ODOT Safe Routes to School Program (SRTS) Funding Application Opens


Jan 6, 2023    
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On January 6, the Safe Routes to School Program funding application opens.

The Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program provides resources, technical assistance and project funding to encourage and enable students in grades K-12 to walk or ride their bikes to school. A comprehensive approach to SRTS includes both infrastructure and non-infrastructure countermeasures and programs.

This program is funded at $5 million annually for projects in 5 categories: Engineering, Encouragement, Education, Enforcement and Evaluation. Funds are available for:

  • Infrastructure projects within two miles of schools serving K-12 students. ODOT will reimburse up to 100% of eligible costs for all phases, including preliminary engineering, detailed design, right-of-way, construction, and construction engineering. Project limit: $500,000.
  • Non-infrastructure activities such as education, encouragement, enforcement or evaluation. Non-infrastructure funding may be requested for assistance with the development of plans. ODOT will reimburse up to 100% of eligible costs for items such as training and materials, program supplies, small safety and education incentives, and public awareness campaigns. Project limit: $60,000 or $120,000 for a two-year project.