are now available for Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Funding. SRTS funds
may be used for infrastructure improvements and education,
encouragement, and enforcement programs that enable and encourage
children to safely walk and bicycle to school. Each selected school can
receive up to $200,000.
SRTS is a federally funded program administered by the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT).
will be accepted from schools, however, school districts, government,
and non-profit organizations may apply for funding on behalf of a
school. Schools with any grades kindergarten through eighth are
eligible. No local match is required for funding.
representative of each applicant is required to attend a Safe Routes to
School Preliminary Workshop. Seven Preliminary SRTS Workshops are being
held around the state. These Workshops provide attendees with
information about the comprehensive nature of the program and eligible
uses of the SRTS Funds.
information about the application for funding and the selection
criteria will be presented as well. The Workshop schedule and
registration for attendance are available online at
www.scdot.org/community/saferoutes.shtml. You must register to attend.
The dates and locations for the Preliminary SRTS Workshops are:
April 26, 8:00AM – 1:00PM Rosewood Elementary, Columbia
May 2, 8:00AM – 1:00PM Fairfield Middle School, Winnsboro
May 4, 8:00AM – 1:00PM Clark Middle School, Orangeburg
May 24, 8:00AM – 1:00PM Buist Academy, Charleston
May 25, 8:00AM – 1:00PM North Vista Elementary, Florence
TBA Bell Street Middle School, Clinton
TBA Lone Oak Elementary, Spartanburg
more information, please go to our web site, or contact Patti Dalis,
SRTS Coordinator, SCDOT, DalisPA@scdot.org or (803) 737-4073.