There are many ways to fund Safe Routes to School projects and programs depending on the type of project. Many SRTS activities do not require grants, and projects can be implemented at little or no cost. For ideas on low or no cost SRTS events, see Celebrate Walktober.
Federal funding is periodically made available for infrastructure projects through the NJ Department of Transportation. Infrastructure projects may include the planning, design and construction or installation of sidewalks, crosswalks, signals, traffic-calming and bicycle facilities.
Mini-grants from the health, transportation and environmental fields are another possible source. There is often no annual cycle for these types of grants, however the staff at the NJ SRTS Resource Center forward potential grants to those subscribed to our Safe Routes to School e-mail discussion list.
- Funding Pedestrian and Bicycle Planning, Programs and Projects (pdf document)
a compilation of funding sources, NJ Bicycle and Pedestrian Resource Center
- Funding Portal, National Center for Safe Routes to School
link to potential local, private, and federal funding information and a searchable database of federally funded SRTS programs.