The MDOT Grant System (MGS) will be unavailable April 7 through April 11 while it is upgraded. If you plan to start a SR2S grant application in MGS but haven't done so yet, please WAIT until after April 11th to begin entering your grant information online. Existing active SR2S grant applications on MGS will need to be transferred to the upgraded version of MGS in April.
We suggest staying in regular contact with your grant coordinator, and periodically checking this page between now and April for related updates.
National Bike to School Day 2014 Registration Now Open
Join tens of thousands of children, parents, school officials, and many other supporters for the third annual Bike to School Day on May 7, 2014
We're gearing up to ride together again! Schools, parents and community members can now register a Bike to School Day event at http://saferoutesmichigan.org/register-for-bike-to-school-day.
Accelerating Safety Activities Program (ASAP) Funding Available
The FHWA Office of Safety and the Office of Technical Services are pleased to announce the availability of $100,000 in FY 14 funds for the Accelerating Safety Activities Program (ASAP). This year's funds are available to the 23 States that are participating in FHWA's Focused Approach to Safety to help them in the promotion of safety innovations. ASAP is designed to provide funding (up to $10,000) to accelerate the advancement of safety efforts. This is an opportunity to raise the level of discussion, build on successful efforts, and expand on opportunities to deliver results.
The deadline for submission of project proposals is February 28, 2014.
For more information and an application for funding, please visit:
The Safe Routes to School National Partnership is excited to announce the opening of our new headquarters in Oakland, California in early February. We are even more pleased to announce that we will commence operations as an independent 501c3 public charity on April 1, 2014.
Safe Routes to School (SR2S) is an international movement—and now a federal program—to make it safe, convenient and fun for children to bicycle and walk to school. When routes are safe, walking or biking to and from school is an easy way to get the regular physical activity children need for good health. Safe Routes to School initiatives also help ease traffic jams and air pollution, unite neighborhoods and contribute to students’ readiness to learn in school.