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Funding Opportunities

S.C. Safe Routes to School Funding

 

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The SCDOT Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program is currently accepting applications for SRTS infrastructure projects. The SCDOT SRTS Program has designed a competitive application to assess the need for Safe Routes to School programs at schools in South Carolina. The need is determined through evaluation of current student travel patterns, potential participation, physical and perceived barriers to SRTS, traffic issues, crash data, an exhibited existing interest in SRTS, and understanding of the comprehensive nature of SRTS.

Any school with grades K-8, a school district, a municipality, or any other government entity may apply, but selected schools must be a partner of the SRTS Resource Center in order to be considered for funding. Government agencies or organizations may apply on behalf of a school. An application for funding must represent only one (1) eligible school, and only one application per school per funding cycle is eligible. Eligible schools must have been in operation for at least two years prior to the application deadline. Previous SRTS infrastructure awardees and schools built within the last two years are ineligible.

SCDOT will administer and oversee the infrastructure project, and the SC SRTS Resource Center will continue to provide non-infrastructure services and programs.

Applications for SC Safe Routes to School funding are now available. The deadline for applications is May 16, 2014, and no applications will be accepted after that date.

To obtain an application, please go to http://www.scdot.org/getting/saferoutes.aspx. Click on Funding/Application tab. Contact the state SRTS Coordinator, Rodney Oldham, at oldhamr@scdot.org should you have any questions.