Safe Routes to School (SRTS) grant funding will be provided on a grant reimbursement basis through a competitive application process. The SCDOT SRTS Program has designed a competitive application to assess the need for Safe Routes to School programs at schools in South Carolina. The need is determined through evaluation of current student travel patterns, potential participation, physical and perceived barriers to SRTS, traffic issues, crash data, an exhibited existing interest in SRTS, and understanding of the comprehensive nature of SRTS.
Our goal is to fund as many schools as we can each year. In the past, each selected school has normally been allocated up to $200,000 to budget during the planning phase. Plans typically include non-infrastructure and infrastructure projects and programs. A workshop is held at each selected school to aid in the planning process. The workshops bring together all of the necessary stakeholders. Plans are submitted to SCDOT for review. Once all concerns are met, participation agreements are drafted and signed. Work may begin only after participation agreements signing. Work must begin within 6 months of participation agreements signing and must be complete within 24 months of participation agreements signing.
Applications for Safe Routes to School funding will be available once a new round of funding is announced. Please check back often for updates and fill out the below form to be added to our email list.
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