Who selects and prioritizes projects for funding through the federal Safe Routes to School program?

Projects that are funded through the Federal Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program are selected and prioritized by a process that the Department of Transportation (DOT) in each state establishes. To determine the process in your particular state contact the SRTS Coordinator at your DOT. For Coordinator contact information by state please visit our Find State Contacts page.

Please Note:

 In July 2012, Congress passed a new transportation bill: Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21). Beginning in October 2012, Safe Routes to School (SRTS) activities will be eligible to compete for funding alongside other programs, including the Transportation Enhancements program and Recreational Trails program, as part of a new program called Transportation Alternatives. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is charged with putting the legislation into practice, and it provides information about MAP-21 on its website.

State SRTS programs are also in the process of determining how to handle the new legislation. As the States provide information about how they will proceed with Safe Routes to School, the information  will be available on our State SRTS pages.

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