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Safe Routes to School

Grant Solicitation Results 2021-22

Through a competitive solicitation, the MnDOT Safe Routes to School program funds projects that make it so youth in Minnesota can safely, confidently, and conveniently walk, bike, and roll to school and in daily life. These grants fund infrastructure improvements, planning assistance, and SRTS implementation work (Boost grants). The scoring process and criteria vary by grant type but can be accessed in the grant application guide.

Applications were evaluated by a review committee comprised of internal and external agency reviewers familiar with Safe Routes to School programming and principles using scoring criteria provided in grantee guidance.

Available funds were awarded to communities with who scored higher based on the provided criteria. Communities who were not funded this round may reach out for more details on how to improve their application for the next grant cycle.

Additionally, to ensure geographic parity and appropriate comparisons, Boost applications are grouped and reviewed by Legislative City designations in lieu of dividing applicants by metro and greater Minnesota. Cities are divided by population, for legislative purposes, into four classes. Minnesota Statutes, section 410.01.

Summaries of applications, scores and funding awarded is available below. Additional questions may be directed to saferoutes.dot@state.mn.us

First Class Cities (Cities with more than 100,000 inhabitants)

Score Applicant Description Amount Awarded
116 Minneapolis Public Schools Bike fleets for 3 schools. $50,000
114 Saint Paul Public Schools Bike fleet replacement and reallocation to other schools. $37,460
104 Rochester Public Schools Bike fleet and trailer. $33,648

Second Class Cities (Cities with a population between 20,001 and 100,000)

Score Applicant Description Amount Awarded
114 Richfield Public Schools/ Independent School District #280 Bike racks. $17,310

Third Class Cities (Cities with a population between 10,001 and 20,000 )

Score Applicant Description Amount Awarded
92 New Ulm Public Schools / ISD 88 Traffic safety playground. $14,531
83 Independent School District 318 Media campaign and feedback signs. $23,232
83 Fergus Falls School District Bike fleet and Walk!Bike!Fun! implementation. $15,409

Fourth Class Cities (Cities with not more than 10,000 inhabitants)

Score Applicant Description Amount Awarded
91 Blue Earth Area Schools - Community Education Bike fleet, trailer and supplies. $17,705
83 ISD 728 Bike fleet, trailer and supplies. $33,610
82 Safe Kids Grand Forks Safety trainings and events. $18,871
73 Underwood School Bike fleet and school safety patrol. $8,632
70 Mahtomedi Schools Safe Route To School Committee   Application withdrawn

Applications were evaluated by a review committee comprised of internal and external agency reviewers familiar with Safe Routes to School programming and principles using scoring criteria provided in grantee guidance.

Available funds were awarded to communities with who scored higher based on the provided criteria. Communities who were not funded this round may reach out for more details on how to improve their application for the next grant cycle.

Additionally, to ensure geographic parity and appropriate comparisons, Boost applications are grouped and reviewed by Legislative City designations in lieu of dividing applicants by metro and greater Minnesota. Cities are divided by population, for legislative purposes, into four classes. Minnesota Statutes, section 410.01.

Summaries of applications, scores and funding awarded is available below. Additional questions may be directed to saferoutes.dot@state.mn.us

First Class Cities (Cities with more than 100,000 inhabitants)

Score Applicant Description Amount Awarded
96 Mississippi Creative Arts School/Saint Paul Public Schools School SRTS Plan $28,605
96 Minneapolis Public Schools  SRTS Strategic Plan Update $51,845
95 Harding - Saint Paul Public Schools Multi-school SRTS Plan $37,811
94 Como - Saint Paul Public Schools Multi-school SRTS Plan $37,811
92 City of Minneapolis SRTS Walking Maps Update Not funded.
92 Sheridan Dual Language  Elementary School SRTS Plan Not funded.
91 Central Senior High School, Saint Paul Public Schools (SPPS) School SRTS Plan Not funded.

Second Class Cities (Cities with a population between 20,001 and 100,000)

Score Applicant Description Amount Awarded
95 City of Brooklyn Park Multi-school SRTS Plan $38,250
69 Farmington Public Schools School SRTS Plan $28,605

Third Class Cities (Cities with a population between 10,001 and 20,000)

Score Applicant Description Amount Awarded
65 Mahtomedi Schools ISD 832 Multi-school SRTS Plan $38,847
64 Burnside School School SRTS Plan $28,605

Fourth Class Cities (Cities with not more than 10,000 inhabitants)

Score Applicant Description Amount Awarded
63 City of Hayfield School SRTS Plan $28,605

Applications were evaluated by a review committee comprised of internal and external agency reviewers familiar with Safe Routes to School programming and principles using scoring criteria provided in grantee guidance.

Available funds were awarded to communities with who scored higher based on the provided criteria. Communities who were not funded this round may reach out for more details on how to improve their application for the next grant cycle.

Additionally, to ensure geographic parity and appropriate comparisons, Boost applications are grouped and reviewed by Legislative City designations in lieu of dividing applicants by metro and greater Minnesota. Cities are divided by population, for legislative purposes, into four classes. Minnesota Statutes, section 410.01.

Summaries of applications, scores and funding awarded is available below. Additional questions may be directed to saferoutes.dot@state.mn.us

Fourth Class Cities (Cities with not more than 10,000 inhabitants)

Score Applicant Description Amount Awarded
79 Pelican Rapids Public Schools School SRTS Plan $22,500
71 City of Madelia School SRTS Plan $19,301
66 City of Tracy School SRTS Plan $17,726
62 HRDC Lake of the Woods School SRTS Plan $20,000
60 City of Graceville School SRTS Plan $38,515
57 Pequot Lakes Public Schools ISD 386 School SRTS Plan $14,264
47 Osakis Public Schools School SRTS Plan Not funded.

A total of $7.5 million was available for the 2021-22 SRTS infrastructure solicitation. Applications for this solicitation were separated into five funding pools as described below. The total grant amount in each funding pool reflects the percentage of Minnesotans living within all eligible communities of each funding pool. Please note that the total amount of grant funding awarded in each funding pool was not based on the total number of applications received for each funding pool.

Funding pools:

  • Major MN Cities (Minneapolis, Saint Paul, Rochester, & Duluth)
  • Metro District Communities (excluding Minneapolis & Saint Paul)
  • Greater MN State Aid Cities (excluding Duluth & Rochester)
  • Greater MN Non-State Aid Cities & Townships1
  • Federally Recognized Tribes

Grant awards are equal to the amount requested by each awarded applicant. The maximum allowable grant request was $500,000. Grants may partially or wholly cover construction expenses. For more information on awards, see the SRTS infrastructure grant webpage.

Summary of applications received, award amounts, and reason why projects were not selected:

Major Minnesota Cities

Applicant MnDOT District Description Amount Awarded
City of Saint Paul

M

Curb extensions at multiple intersections along Victoria Street $500,000
City of Duluth (Lincoln Park)

1

Various sidewalk replacements and new shared-use path construction $293,046
City of Minneapolis

M

Various ADA and crossing improvements along E 24th Street & E 28th Street $500,000
City of Duluth (Piedmont)

1

Various crossing improvements throughout the City of Duluth Not Funded.
City of Rochester

6

New pedestrian underpass under 65th Street NW and new shared-use paths Not Funded.

Metro District Communities

Applicant MnDOT District Description Amount Awarded
City of Richfield M 71st Street sidewalk and Elliot Street crossing improvements $173,000
Gideon Pond Elementary (Burnsville) M Curb extensions on 130th Street $151,731
Dakota County (Inver Grove Heights) M ADA and crossing improvements at intersection of Boyd Ave & 80th Street $250,000
City of Lakeville M Various ADA and crossing improvements along 210th Street $500,000
City of North Branch M Sidewalk and trail improvements along CSAH 30 and Maple Street $366,700
City of Edina M New shared-use path and new sidewalks along Claremore Drive $275,000
City of Arden Hills M New shared-use path along Valentine Road $450,000
Washington County (Cottage Grove) M Shared-use path along 65th Street South $253,482
City of Coon Rapids M Various crossing improvements along CSAH 11 $458,000
City of Minnetonka M New shared-use path along CSAH 73 Not Funded.
Ramsey County (Shoreview) M Improved RRFB crossing and signage improvements along Lexington Ave Not Funded.
Dakota County (Mendota Heights) M Shared-use path along Delaware Ave and RRFB crossing Not Funded.
ISD 832 (Mahtomedi) M New trail with various crossing and access improvements along school access road Not Funded.
City of Chaska M New underpass under MN TH 41 Not Funded.
City of Plymouth M New trails and various crossing improvements along County Road 47 Not Funded.
Ramsey County (Vadnais Heights) M Shared-use path along CSAH 14 (Koehler Road) and various crossing improvements Not Funded.

Greater MN State Aid Cities

Applicant MnDOT District Description Amount Awarded
City of Brainerd 3 Crossing and improvements and new curb construction along Oak Street $500,000
City of Monticello 3 Sidewalk ADA ramp replacements and new RRFB crossing $500,000
City of Red Wing 6 Speed zone signage and various crossing improvements $240,000
City of Glencoe 8 Various sidewalk and crossing improvements along 16th Street Not Funded.
City of Fairmont 7 ADA sidewalk ramp upgrades and RRFB crossing along Victoria Street Not Funded.
City of Cloquet 1 Various crossing improvements at intersections along Doddridge Ave Not Funded.
Sherburne County (Big Lake) 3 Share-use path and crossing improvements along Country Road 43 Not Funded.
City of North Mankato 7 New trail and sidewalks along Lor Ray Drive Not Funded.
City of East Grand Forks 2 Pedestrian hybrid beacon crossing and improvements to Bygland Raod & 13th Street Not Funded.
City of Northfield 6 Curb extensions along Maple Street and new trail construction Not Funded.
ISD 748 (Sartell) 3 Sidewalk improvements on Riverview Intermediate School property Not Funded.

Greater MN non-State Aid Cities

Applicant MnDOT District Description Amount Awarded
City of Mahnomen 4 Shared-use path along Jefferson Avenue (CSAH 25) & various new sidewalks

$227,000

Lac qui Parle School District (Appleton) 4 New signage and striping on Appleton Elementary school property

$55,000

Sibley County (Gaylord) 7 New trail and construction of various sidewalks

$360,000

City of Edgerton 8 New sidewalks along CSAH 17 and CSAH 19 and new RRFB crossing improvements

$488,000

City of Tyler 8 New sidewalks along CSAH 8 and new RRFB crossing improvements

$500,000

City of Jackson 7 Various new sidewalks along Thomas Hill Road

$118,753

City of St. James 7 New sidewalks along 10th Street

$250,000

City of Warren 2 Various new sidewalks and ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps

$77,450

City of Dawson 8 Various sidewalk and crossing improvements along Locust St, Pine St & Chestnut St

Not Funded.

City of Melrose 3 New shared-use path along CSAH 168

Not Funded.

Rockford Middle School (Rockford) 3 New sidewalks on Rockford Middle School property

Not Funded.

City of Staples 3 Various new sidewalk and trail construction

Not Funded.

City of St. Charles 6 New crossing across TH 14

Not Funded.

City of Adrian 7 Sidewalk and crossing improvements along Indiana Ave and Fifth Street

Not Funded.

City of Wrenshall 1 New sidewalk and crossing improvements along Broadway Ave

Not Funded.

Cook County (Grand Marais) 1 School speed zone signing along CSAH 7/5th St

Not Funded.

City of Proctor 1 New shared-use path and sidewalks along 9th Ave and 3rd Street

Not Funded.

City of Deer River 2 Various new sidewalks and trail infill construction

Not Funded.

City of Janesville 7 New sidewalk and trail improvements along CSAH 19, 2nd Street, & 4th Street

Not Funded.

City of Fosston 2 Sidewalk improvement and replacements alon 2nd Street NW

Not Funded.

Becker County (Audubon) 4 Sidewalk and crossing improvements along 3rd Street & 4th Street

Not Funded.

City of Dodge Center 6 New sidewalks and crossing improvements along 3rd Ave

Not Funded.


Federally Recognized Tribes

No applications received from federally recognized tribes.