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

Safe Routes Boost Grants for programmatic funding now available

Safe Routes to School Boost grants are an answer to your SRTS programmatic/non-infrastructure needs! Through these grant awards, the Minnesota Department of Transportation will support communities with existing SRTS plans or other SRTS programs, in advancing non-infrastructure strategies for schools that support Minnesota youth  by helping students safely, confidently and conveniently walk, bike and roll to school and in daily life. New this year the application will use community data to help better prioritize funds for schools with low income and students of color, as well as utilize community context for areas unsafe for pedestrians and bicyclists. 

Grant application closes at noon on Nov. 25. SRTS Boost grant awardees are intended to begin work in March 2021, completing work by June 2021.

SRTS Boost Grants Informational Webinar
Nov. 2at 11 a.m.
Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

Join the meeting through the link or email the SRTS coordinator for more information here.


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 noon on Nov. 25. Planning efforts will commence in August 2021 through June 2021.

SRTS Planning Assistance Grants Informational Webinar

Oct 15 at 10 a.m.
Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

Join the meeting through the link below or email the SRTS coordinator for more information here.


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.

The Transportation Alternatives Solicitation is a competitive grant opportunity for local communities and regional agencies in greater Minnesota to fund projects for pedestrian and bicycle facilities, historic preservation, Safe Routes to School and more. Minnesota will be soliciting projects that has historically had over $6 million available in grant funding across the state where the total is shared between the seven area transportation partnerships. Greater Minnesota applicants must submit a letter of intent by Oct. 31 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.

For grant details see the Transportation Alternatives website.