Safe Routes to School call for projects
The Illinois Department of Transportation has announced its 2013-14 Safe Routes to School program funding cycle. Applications will be accepted from October 31, 2013 to January 31, 2014. It is anticipated that a total of approximately $6 million will be available statewide. The Illinois SRTS program is a reimbursement program, and projects are funded with 80 percent federal (Transportation Alternatives program) funds and a 20 percent local match. Both infrastructure and non-infrastructure projects (encouragement, education, enforcement) are eligible, with different applications for each. School travel plans are not required as part of the application. Infrastructure projects are capped at $200,000 and non-infrastructure projects are capped at $30,000, both of which include the 20 percent local match.
For more information, read the 2013/2014 SRTS Funding Cycle Announcement Letter.