Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Safe Routes to School

2015-2016 infrastructure implementation grants

Applications were due Jan. 31, 2014. Thanks to those who applied. We look forward to annoucing the awards soon!

Schools, in partnership with cities or counties, will receive grants to implement infrastructure that improves safety or access for children walking and bicycling to school. Communities may request funding for engineering assistance and construction of their infrastructure projects. Awarded projects will be funded at 80 percent with federal funds and communities will have to provide the 20 percent local match. Below are documents to use when applying.

The cover is dated December 2013 and shows a crosswalk that has a neon green sign with pedestrian icons in it
Cover of the SRTS infrastructure application guide

Application guidance

Sample attachments

Sample applications


The SRTS infrastructure application is a Formatta form that requires you to download the Filler program. Follow the steps below to download the application.

Step 1: Download and install the Formatta Filler software (EXE file). Filler is free software that allows you to download and open Formatta forms, such as our SRTS infrastructure application form. Accept the License Agreement. Accept the Default Destination Location. After the software installs, a blank registration form appears. Ignore this form by clicking the X to close. You will only need to downloaded and installed filler once for each workstation.

Step 2: Download the SRTS infrastructure application (PFF file, 1 MB). Download the application guide (Word, 1 MB) which includes instructions on how to fill out the application. Depending on how your browser is configured, the form will either open in Filler or an Open/Safe Windows dialog box will appear. With either, save the form to your workstation or network. Rename the form to the name of your city (example: Alexandria.pff). Because the form exists on your workstation or network you can take as much time as you need to complete, using multiple sessions if necessary. Make sure you periodically save your work, and especially when closing out of the Filler session. Clear Form, Print Form, Save, and Close - Don't Save buttons can be found on the side of the form for your convenience. When complete, attach the form to an email and send to SafeRoutes.DOT@state.mn.us.