Safe Routes to School Grants - due Oct. and Nov.

Apply now! Four funding opportunities for your SRTS work

Safe Routes Boost Grants for non-infrastructure strategies

Boost Non-Infrastructure (program implementation)

Safe Routes to School Boost Grants are intended to help boost programatic SRTS efforts! Through these grant awards, MnDOT will support communities with existing SRTS plans, or other comprehensive SRTS approaches, in advancing programming strategies for schools that support making it safe, easy and fun for students to walk and bicycle to school. Project ideas include walking school buses, bike fleets and curriculum, bike racks, crossing guard supplies, or innovative ideas. Boost Implementation grants are funded with State SRTS dollars and no local match is required.

Grant application closes at 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 10, 2022. SRTS Boost grant awardees are intended to begin work in spring 2022.

Informational webinar

A webinar will be provided to review SRTS Boost application requirements:

SRTS Planning Assistance funding now available

SRTS plans have been used to engage community stakeholders to successfully identify barriers and opportunities for youth to walk and bicycle to school and to leverage significant investments in infrastructure and non-infrastructure solutions. Now is your chance to bring these improvements to your community! MnDOT’s Planning Assistance Grants provide planning expertise and plan development support to schools. Planning is completed by the local regional development organization, metropolitan planning organization or the statewide SRTS planning consultant team. MnDOT will contract directly with the planning organizations and consultant. In alignment with our five year strategic plan, we will be directing funds to priority populations that include individuals, groups and communities who are more likely to rely on walking, biking or transit for transportation; are more vulnerable to unsafe traffic conditions; or have suffered historic disinvestment in safe, comfortable walking and biking infrastructure.

Grant application closes at 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 10, 2022. Planning efforts will commence in August 2022 through June 2023.

Informational webinar

A webinar will be provided to review SRTS Planning Assistance application requirements:

SRTS infrastructure solicitation now open for Greater Minnesota

Minnesota communities, schools and their partners are invited to apply for funding on local projects that enhance transportation safety goals around schools.

State SRTS Funds - No local match required

Safe Routes to School state bonding funds and general funds are available as appropriated by the MN legislator to implement safety improvements around schools to support children walking and biking. MnDOT will support communities with existing SRTS plans, engineering studies, or other comprehensive SRTS approaches, in constructing infrastructure that make it safer and easier for studetns to walk and bicycle to school, and in daily life.

Federal Transportation Alternatives Program funding – 20% local match required

The Transportation Alternatives Solicitation is a competitive grant opportunity for local communities and regional agencies to fund projects for pedestrian and bicycle facilities, historic preservation, Safe Routes to School and more.

  • Greater MN Annual Solicitation - Greater Minnesota applicants must submit a letter of intent describing the key components of their project. A regional representative will contact applicants to help review the project proposal and the steps necessary for delivering a federally funded project prior to local communities and regional agencies submitting a full grant application.
  • Metro Biannual Solicitation – Metro areas applicants must submit a letter of intent describing the key components of their project. A MET Council representative will contact applicants to help review the project proposal and the steps necessary for delivering a federally funded project prior to local communities and regional agencies submitting a full grant application.