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Funding is periodically made available for infrastructure projects. Infrastructure projects include the planning, design and construction or installation of sidewalks, crosswalks, signals, traffic-calming and bicycle facilities. Here are some important points about the grant application process:

  • Projects must be located within two miles of any school that serves students in grades K-8.
  • Funds from the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program are provided on a reimbursement basis only. Before applying, applicants should access their capability to comply with state and federal requirements. More information is availabe in Local Aid's SRTS Grant Application Handbook.
  • Nonprofits that are interested in applying to SRTS funding under this grant should contact Local Aid at 609.530.3640.

Non-infrastructure projects include activities such as public awareness campaigns, walk and bike to school events and training, traffic education and enforcement and student lessons on bicycle and pedestrian safety, health and the environment. The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) has partnered with the New Jersey Transportation Management Associations (TMAs) to administer a new statewide education and encouragement program using Safe Routes to School Federal Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) funds. The goal is to educate and encourage more children to walk and bicycle to school. For more information about the program, please contact the TMA in your area:

Atlantic Gloucester Passaic-Suburban
Bergen Hudson Passaic-Urban
Burlington Hunterdon Salem
Camden Mercer Somerset
Cape May Middlesex Sussex
Cumberland Monmouth Union-Suburban
Essex-Suburban Morris Union-Urban
Essex-Urban Ocean Warren

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