Safe Routes to School
Events and Newsletters
February 1-28: Crossing Guard Appreciation Month
In addition to nominating your crossing guard for an award, be sure to let them know how much you appreciate them throughout the month of February. Find free thank you note and sticker templates on the Crossing Guard Appreciation Day page.
February 11: Non-Infrastructure Grant Application Open!
These $5,000 to $100,000 grants 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. The online application opens for submissions on February 11, and will close March 22. For more information, please consult the Virginia SRTS Program Guidelines on the Non-Infrastructure Grants page.
February 22: Submit your proposal for the SRTS National Conference
Do you have a local success story you'd like to share with a national audience? The Safe Routes to School National Conference, to be held November 12-14, 2019 in Tampa, Florida, is currently accepting proposals.
Proposals will be accepted for panels, presentations, hands-on workshops or trainings, round table discussions, and other formats, which should align with one of these themes:
- What’s Next for Safe Routes to School and Active Transportation?
- Context Matters: Safe Routes to School in YOUR Community
- Funding and Sustainability: Keep your Program Walking and Rolling
- Safe Routes Everywhere
Proposals will be accepted until February 22, 2019. Click here to learn more and submit a proposal.
Stay informed about the SRTS developments in Virginia with the VDOT SRTS Newsletter. Every newsletter includes a calendar of upcoming events and features articles about SRTS grant opportunities and SRTS program implementation.
Sign up for our email list to receive our quarterly newsletters electronically. You can read past editions of the Virginia SRTS Newsletter in PDF format by clicking on the links below.
Skyline Middle School’s bike fleet, Harrisonburg, VA