Now Open: SRTS Project Grants in OR & WA

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Apply for SRTS funding opportunities in Washington and Oregon 

WSDOT Pedestrian and Bicyclist Program and SRTS Program grants now open

Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) More than $37 million is expected to be available between the two programs. Applications for the Pedestrian and Bicyclist Program are due July 13, 2020 and applications for the Safe Routes to School Program are due on July 20, 2020. All public agencies, including tribal governments, are eligible to apply. 

For Safe Routes to School, eligible projects are to serve children kindergarten to 12th grade: Infrastructure improvements within two miles of a school (may include education and/or encouragement activities); Education/Encouragement Only projects. 

ODOT SRTS Competitive Construction Grant Program now open

Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) The 2021-2022 grant cycle will distribute approximately $26 million. This program accepts letters of intent from April 1 - June 15, 2020, and applications will be due August 31, 2020. Cities, counties, tribes, transit districts, ODOT, and other road authorizes are encouraged to apply for projects that address barriers for students walking and biking to school. 

Eligible projects are safety projects that positively affect the ability of children to walk and bicycle to school. Projects must be within a public road right-of-way, consistent with jurisdictional plans, supported by the school or school district, within a one-mile radius of a school, and be able to be constructed within 5 years of the application.

Thinking of applying? Need COVID-19 support? The Safe Routes Partnership may be able to help!

We may be able to provide technical assistance to help your agency in meeting grant requirements. Our team can provide support in clarifying grant criteria, providing proposal development tips, and reviewing your application. Please reach out to our regional network team to inquire about technical assistance to support your application. 

We also recognize the hardship on the community right now due to COVID-19, including strained resources for local governments, and especially on the school community. If your agency will likely be unable to apply for a grant due to COVID-19, please drop us a quick note to let us know. We're compiling responses and will share with our agency partners.