Safe Routes to School
Infrastructure grants are available to fund engineering projects related to Safe Routes to School (SRTS). These projects alter the built environment making it easier and safer for students to walk and bike to school. The types of projects eligible for construction with infrastructure grants funding include sidewalks, bicycle facilities, pedestrian signals, crosswalks, and pedestrian-scale lighting to improve safety.
TA Set-Aside grant applications are accepted every other year. The last due date was November 1, 2017 for FY 2019-2020. Based on the schedule in past years, information about the next round of grants will likely be made available during the summer of 2019.
Many different types of organizations may apply for TA funds, however applicants should have experience administering federal grants and using the SMART Portal system. The most common eligible sponsors are local governments, regional transportation authorities, and transit agencies. Natural resource or public land agencies, schools and school districts and tribal governments are also eligible. See the links below for more information.
- Transportation Alternatives (TA) Set-Aside Grants
- Transportation Alternatives Program Guide (2017 Interim Update)
- SMART Portal
Infrastructure Grant Recipients to Date
Over the past ten years, Virginia has allocated over $28 million dollars to SRTS infrastructure projects throughout the state. Click here for a list of infrastructure projects funded from 2007-2017.