Funding Portal

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.

  • Local funding: Identify existing funds that are currently targeted to transportation, safety or health issues ─ like Capital Improvement Projects and operating budgets.
  • Private funding: Target community partners, foundations, individuals and other private organizations.
  • Federal funding 101: Learn about Federal-aid highway apportionment, state apportionment, and basic federal financing process and terms.
  • Search funded projects: Locate federally funded SRTS project across the U.S.

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. 

Search SRTS Project List

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.

Find funded projects by state, project type or year.

State (Last Updated) Project Type * Year

Or view all federal data with our state apportionment table.

*Project Type Definitions
  1. Infrastructure — This includes, but is not limited to, sidewalk improvements; traffic calming and speed reduction improvements; pedestrian and bicycle crossing improvements; on-street bicycle facilities; off-street bicycle and pedestrian facilities; secure bicycle parking facilities; traffic diversion improvements in the vicinity of schools.
  2. Non-infrastructure — This includes, but is not limited to, the creation and reproduction of promotional and educational materials; bicycle and pedestrian safety curricula, materials and trainers; training, including SRTS training workshops that target school- and community-level audiences; modest incentives for SRTS contests, and incentives that encourage more walking and bicycling over time; data gathering, analysis, and evaluation reporting at the local project level; equipment and training needed for establishing crossing guard programs.
  3. Combined infrastructure and non-infrastructure — A project that combines infrastructure and non-infrastructure funding into a single award rather than making separate awards for each. These individual projects can include activities described in the Infrastructure and Non-infrastructure definitions listed above.
  4. Planning/Start-up — This includes, but is not limited to, assistance developing a comprehensive SRTS action plan setting up a SRTS program.
  5. Other