|For Immediate Release
October 18, 2012
Public Information Office
|New Round of Funding for Safe Routes to School Program
The New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) and the state's Regional Planning Commissions (RPCs) are accepting "letters of intent" from potential applicants for the Safe Routes To School Program (SRTS) through Monday, November 5, 2012.
Reimbursement grants under the SRTS program will pay for comprehensive community programs, including both infrastructure (sidewalks and bicycling facilities) and non-infrastructure (encouragement, education, and enforcement) work.
The purpose of Safe Routes To School is to enable and encourage elementary and middle school students to safely walk and ride bicycles between their homes and schools. It focuses on children who live within two miles of school.
The NHDOT runs the program in partnership with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and local public agencies. The approximately $1 million to be awarded in the new round will reimburse 100 percent of approved and eligible expenses.
Letters of intent must be received by the Bureau of Planning and Community Assistance, NHDOT, 7 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH 03302-0384 by 4:00 pm on November 5, with a copy to the RPC serving the community.
For more information, visit: http://nh.gov/dot/org/projectdevelopment/planning/srts/index.htm.