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April 26
Schools to be selected for Safe Routes to School Program Funding

Applications 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). 

 

            Applications 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.

 

A 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.

 

Important 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

 

            For more information, please go to our web site, or contact Patti Dalis, SRTS Coordinator, SCDOT, DalisPA@scdot.org or (803) 737-4073.