Call for Projects Now Open – nearly $40 million available state-wide
The Washington State Department of Transportation has announced their “call for projects” for the Pedestrian and Bicycle Program and the Safe Routes to School Program. The purpose of these programs? To reduce pedestrian and bicycle collisions and increase the number of people who choose to walk and bike for transportation; and to increase the number of children walking and biking to school safely.
Approximately $18 million for the Pedestrian and Bicycle Program and $19 million for the Safe Routes to School Program is available.
Free Informational Webinars
If you are looking for an overview, tune in to an upcoming webinar:
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 @ 10:00-11:30AM
WSDOT Pedestrian and Bicycle Program and Safe Routes to School Call for Projects Webinar
This webinar will provide information about the call for projects for these two programs. It will include a walk through of the application form, review eligible project elements and provide information about each program’s goals and evaluation criteria.
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 @ 10:00-11:00AM
SRTS Information for WSDOT Grants: Safe Routes to School Action Network Webinar –
Led by Feet First, part of the Safe Routes to School Advisory Committee
During this hour webinar, Feet First will lead the conversation on the education, encouragement, enforcement, engineering, and evaluation components of Safe Routes to School program, give a brief overview of Washington State Department of Transportation’s SRTS program, and look at previous examples of successful awarded projects in Washington.
More Information and Application
Find more information and access the application form here.
All public agencies are eligible to apply, and (new this round!) non-profits are eligible to apply to the Safe Routes to School Program. Applications are due in May 2016.