Funding for federal Safe Routes to School Infrastructure Grant projects is administered by the NJ Department of Transportation Office of Local Aid. http://www.state.nj.us/transportation/business/localaid/srts.shtm
Infrastructure projects include the planning, design, and construction or installation of sidewalks, crosswalks, signals, traffic-calming, and bicycle facilities. County and municipal governments, school districts, schools, and nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply to the program.
The federal-aid provides federal-aid highway funds to State Departments of Transportation. The main objectives of the program are:
- to enable and encourage children in grades K-8, including those with disabilities, to walk and bicycle to school;
- to make bicycling and walking to school a safer and more appealing transportation alternative, thereby encouraging a healthy and active lifestyle from an early age; and,
- to facilitate the planning, development and implementation of projects and activities that will improve safety and reduce traffic, fuel consumption and air pollution in the vicinity of schools.
HART is available to assist applicants with submissions. Contact Tara Shepherd, executive director, firstname.lastname@example.org