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Events Calendar


11: Crossing Guard Appreciation Day

12: QuickStart Mini-grant Applications Due


12: QuickStart Mini-grant Applications Due

31: Non-Infrastructure Grant Applications Due


9: QuickStart Mini-grant Applications Due

22: Earth Day—Go Green with SRTS


6: Bike to School Day

Upcoming Events

February 11, 2015: Crossing Guard Appreciation Day

Crossing Guard Appreciation Day  is a statewide event devoted to saying thank you to those who help students cross the street safely on their way to and from school.

While the Virginia SRTS Program has designated the second Wednesday of February as Crossing Guard Appreciation Day, we encourage schools and communities to plan their own Crossing Guard Appreciation Day on any day that works for them to recognize the valuable service crossing guards provide to make safe routes to school a reality.

March 31, 2015: Non-Infrastructure Grant Applications Due

March 31st is the last day to submit an application for a Non-Infrastructure (Activities and Programs) Grant. These grants, for amounts between $5,000 and $100,000 can be used to fund education, encouragement, evaluation and enforcement programs related to Safe Routes to School. The Non-Infrastructure Grant can also be used to fund a SRTS coordinator. Before starting the grant application, applicants must complete a SRTS Activities & Programs Plan (APP). Detailed information about eligibility can be found in the Program Guidelines, and an application timeline can be found on the Activities & Programs Plans for Non-Infrastructure Grants webpage .

SRTS Newsletter

The Virginia Safe Routes to School Newsletter is a great way to keep abreast of the latest SRTS developments in Virginia. 

Each newsletter includes a calendar of upcoming events and features articles addressing such issues as SRTS grant opportunities and SRTS program implementation. 

To receive an email version the Virginia Safe Routes to School Newsletter, sign up for our email list. Click below for the PDF.

Skyline Middle School’s bike fleet, Harrisonburg VA

Skyline Middle School’s bike fleet, Harrisonburg VA

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