Safe Routes to School Program
School Travel Plans and Grants
The Virginia SRTS Program offers several funding options:
- QuickStart Non-infrastructure Activities
Have a small activity or program in mind? Look into our Quickstart Mini-grants for $1,000 to get it going. Details on this program are available on the QuickStart Mini-grant page.
Note: Schools that have received mini-grants within the past six months are ineligible to reapply. In cases where the number of applications exceeds the award amount available, preference will be given to applications that focus on walking or biking safety or specifically encourage on walking and biking to and from school.
- Activities and Programs Projects
VDOT will accept applications for Activities and Programs Plans (non-infrastructure grants) by February 14, 2014. Applications must include a VDOT-approved SRTS activities and Programs Plan.
Click here for SRTS Activities and Programs Plans frequently asked questions.
Activities and Programs projects include education, encouragement, and enforcement activities intended to affect student or driver behavior, and evaluation activities to monitor impacts of the SRTS program. A SRTS Activities and Programs Plan (SRTS APP) is required for activities and programs funding requests through the VDOT SRTS Program.
Visit the SRTS Activities and Programs page for the Guide, Template and grant application information.
Note: QuickStart Mini-grant awardees are eligible to apply for a non-infrastructure grant.
- Infrastructure Grants and Projects
The VDOT Local Assistance Division (LAD) Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) is responsible for infrastructure projects under the Virginia Safe Routes to School Program, and is currently closed to new grant applications. Please check the LAD website for future grant opportunities as well as information for 2013 TAP grant applicants.
|November 21||QuickStart Mini-grant applications due|
|Before the End of December||LTACs can review your draft SRTS Activities and Programs Plan for completeness|
|December 27||Last day to submit your draft SRTS Activities and Programs Plan for VDOT preliminary review (OPTIONAL).|
|January 10||VDOT completes optional preliminary review and provides comments back to applicant.|
|January 20||Last day to submit final plan to VDOT for review/approval. Upon receipt of the SRTS Activities and Programs Plan, VDOT will send login information for the online application system, Foundant|
|February 7||VDOT completes all SRTS Activities and Programs Plan reviews/approvals; notifies applicants.|
|February 14||SRTS Non-Infrastructure Grant Applications Due|
|February 20||QuickStart Mini-Grant applications due|
|March 20||QuickStart Mini-Grant applications due|
|April 17||QuickStart Mini-Grant applications due|
|August 21||QuickStart Mini-Grant applications due|
|September 18||QuickStart Mini-Grant applications due|
|October 16||QuickStart Mini-Grant applications due|
Page last modified: Dec. 11, 2013