ODOT Accepting Applications for Safe Routes To Schools Funding
The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is currently accepting applications from communities seeking funding assistance for Safe Routes to Schools programs. These programs can be used to aid communities in providing safe, convenient and accessible ways for kids and families to walk or bicycle to school.
To be eligible for implementation of infrastructure or non-infrastructure funding, communities must have previously created a School Travel Plan (STP). If an STP has not yet been developed, ODOT is offering funding for School Travel Plan Development Assistance, in the form of an ODOT task order consultant or consultant funding.
As part of the application process for infrastructure or STP Development Assistance funding, interested communities within the NOACA area must include a Letter of Support from NOACA. NOACA staff may also be able to assist with additional application support, including:
- 2-mile student radius maps
- Crash data maps
- Project countermeasure maps; and/or
- Non-infrastructure and infrastructure action ideas.
Additional resources for navigating the application process can be found by contacting David Short at ODOT District 12 (for Cuyahoga, Lake and Geauga Counties) or Jeremy Adato at ODOT District 3 (for Lorain and Medina Counties).
Communities interested in applying for Safe Routes to School Funding should contact NOACA at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Friday, January 31, 2020.