NJDOT and NJ’s Metropolitan Planning Organizations – North Jersey Transportation Planning Organization (NJTPO), South Jersey Transportation Planning Organization (SJTPO) and Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) are offering federally funded programs to municipalities, counties and communities throughout NJ to enhance and improve pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure.

Safe Routes to School (SRTS) grants may be used for infrastructure or construction projects which encourage and enable students from grade K-8 to safely walk and bike to school.  Projects must be within two miles of any K-8 school (public, private, charter) to be eligible and example SRTS projects include installation of ADA compliant sidewalks, bike paths, striping, lighting and traffic calming improvements.  For more information on SRTS grants, eligibility and to apply, click here.

Transportation Alternatives (TA) Set-Aside grants are community-based, non-traditional projects (both land and water) which expand travel choice, strengthen the local economy, improve the quality of life and protect the environment.  TA Set-Aside eligible projects must fall into one of the following seven categories:

  1. Design and construction of on-road and off-road trail facilities for pedestrians, bicyclists and other non-motorized forms of vehicles.
  2. Conversion and use of abandoned railroad corridors for trails for pedestrians, bicyclists and other non-motorized transportation users.
  3. Construction of scenic turnouts, overlooks and viewing areas.
  4. Historic preservation and rehabilitation of historic transportation facilities both land and water such as building structures and canals.
  5. Community improvement activities specifically, streetscaping and corridor landscaping.
  6. Environmental mitigation to address stormwater management, control and water pollution prevention or abatement related to highway construction or sure to highway runoff.
  7. Reduce vehicle-caused wildlife mortality or to restore and maintain connectivity among terrestrial or aquatic habitats.

For additional information on TA Set-Aside grants and to apply, click here.

Resources including the presentation from grant workshops that were conducted throughout NJ in May and June are available as well as tip sheets, FAQs, screen shots from the application, and more.  Grant applications are due by 11:59pm on August 23, 2018!  Contact the NJ SRTS Resource Center at srts@ejb.rutgers.edu or 848-932-7901 with any questions!