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Safe Routes to School

Applications are due by 5 p.m., Nov. 30, 2022.

Safe Routes to School Boost grant solicitation

Safe Routes Boost grant overview

Safe Routes to School Boost grants are intended to help boost Safe Routes to School efforts! Through these grant awards, the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) will support communities with existing Safe Routes to School (SRTS) plans, or other comprehensive SRTS approaches, in advancing non-infrastructure strategies for schools that support making it safe, easy and fun for students to walk and bicycle to school. More detailed information on eligibility, reporting requirements, and funding restrictions are within the SRTS Boost grant application guide for Safe Routes to School Boost grant applications.

Funding

This funding does not require any in-kind or matching funds. There is up to $250,000 of State SRTS Funds available for this solicitation. Applications should be a minimum of a $5,000 request and a maximum of a $50,000 request. If awarded, the funding is available on a reimbursement basis with proper documentation and reporting and must be expended by June 30, 2023.

Application and guide

Applications must be submitted online by 5 p.m. on Nov. 30, 2022. Below are the documents to download in order to complete the SRTS Boost grant application.

Informational webinars

Webinars will be hosted to review SRTS Boost grant application requirements on the dates and times below. Join the meeting at that time at the link below or email the SRTS coordinator for more information.

SRTS Boost Grants Informational Webinars

MnSRTS Boost Grant Informational Webinar #1
Sept. 14, 2022, at 1 p.m. Central Standard Time

MnSRTS Boost Grant Informational Webinar #2
Monday, Oct. 10, 2022, at 1 p.m. Central Standard Time

Timeline

Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022. Applicants will be notified of decisions by January 2022 and have until June 30, 2022 to make all expenditures related to the grant contract.

Scoring and review

A committee will review all applications using the scoring criteria in the application guide with a consideration of geographic parity. The review committee will be comprised of MnDOT staff and external partners with a knowledge of Safe Routes to School strategies. Information provided in the grant application will become public data after awards are selected.

Frequently asked questions

Please see our FAQ document on Boost grants or contact Dave Cowan, Safe Routes Coordinator with any questions. Dave.Cowan@state.mn.us | 651-366-4180