Several potential sources of Safe Routes to School funding exist, and most programs benefit from combining a variety of these sources. Learn more about funding here.
To learn more about how Safe Routes to School funding works in your state, contact your State Coordinator.
In July 2012, Congress passed a transportation bill: Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21). Since October 2012, Safe Routes to School (SRTS) activities have been 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.
Some State SRTS programs have developed a call for proposal process using one of a combination of Transportation Alternative program, Highway Safety Improvement program, and Surface Transportation program funds to support Safe Routes to School-related projects and activities. Most State SRTS programs, however, are 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.
The Federal SRTS Program is managed and administered by each state Department of Transportation (DOT), with funding allotted annually to each state in conjunction with Federal-aid highway apportionments.
Or view all federal data with our state apportionment table.