MnDOT offers grants to develop Safe Routes to School programs
ST. PAUL — Minnesota communities and schools seeking to develop safer places for students to walk and bicycle can apply for $8 million in grant opportunities through the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s Safe Routes to School program. Letters of intent for infrastructure grants are due by Friday; application deadlines are due Jan. 7 for state infrastructure grants and Jan. 10 for non-infrastructure grants.
Planning assistance grants are available to help engage stakeholders, analyze existing data and prioritize strategies to make it safer and easier for students to walk and bicycle to school and in daily life. “Boost” grants support existing SRTS work and state infrastructure grants can fund projects that create safer streets for students to walk and bicycle.
Grant recipients will be announced in February.
For more information, visit dot.state.mn.us/saferoutes/planning-grants.html.