Safe Routes to School Grants

Applications for Safe Routes to School Grants are due October 14, 2021 at 11:59pm

The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) offers infrastructure grant funding for the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program. This federally funded program is administered by NJDOT, in partnership with the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA), the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC), and the South Jersey Transportation Planning Organization (SJTPO).

Safe Routes to School Grants may be used for infrastructure (construction) projects which encourage and enable students from grades K-8 to safely walk and bike to school within 2 miles of the school. Municipalities, counties, schools and school districts are welcome to apply! Examples of eligible SRTS projects include installation of ADA compliant sidewalks, bike paths, striping, lighting, signals, traffic calming improvements, etc.

Resources for Safe Routes to School Grants:

One-on-One Application Meetings
Safe Routes to School Grants Training Webinars
Additional Safe Routes to School Grants Resources

Student Arrival and Departure Tallies:

Due to the COVID pandemic SRTS Student Arrival and Departure Tallies are not required as part of the 2022 application submission. Grant recipients will be required to submit them upon notification of the grant approval.

  • Student Arrival and Departure Tallies track the number of children walking and biking to and from school. The results of the tally will provide valuable information such as estimating traffic congestion and environmental issues, understanding traffic patterns, etc. 
  • You can download the Student Arrival and Departure Tally and have your results tabulated and summarized by Safe Routes to School. Please mail or scan and email all completed tallies with a cover letter identifying your school name, district, municipality and contact information (name, phone, address and email) to:

NJ Safe Routes to School Resource Center
Attention: Sean Meehan
Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center
Rutgers, The State University
33 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Phone: 848-932-7901
Email: srts@ejb.rutgers.edu

How to Apply for SRTS Grants:

All applicants will be required to submit SRTS applications online using SAGE (System for Administering Grants Electronically) available on NJDOT’s website. If you belong to a county or municipality you already have an Authorized Official registered with access to SAGE.

If you belong to any other type of organization, you may request access as an Authorized Official directly through NJDOT SAGE.