The Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) is pleased to present the Oklahoma Safe Routes to School Program (SRTS). This unique safety program was created in an effort to substantially improve the ability of primary and middle school students to walk and bicycle to school safely. The purposes of the program are to:
- Enable and encourage children, including those with disabilities, to walk and bicycle to school.
- Make bicycling and walking to school safer and more appealing.
- Encourage children to be active and healthy from an early age.
- Facilitate the planning, development, and implementation of projects and activities to improve safety and reduce traffic around primary and middle schools.
- Lessen fuel consumption and air pollution in the vicinity of schools.
SRTS Quick Program Overview
- Oklahoma will receive approximately $1 million per year for five years.
- Primary beneficiaries of the program are kindergarten to 8th grade students.
- Funds will be made available through a competitive application process administered by the Oklahoma Department of Transportation’s Safe Routes to School Program.
- Eligible applicants include state and local governments, tribal and regional agencies, nonprofit organizations, schools and school districts.
- Eligible project activities are Infrastructure (engineering) and Non-Infrastructure (educational programs & activities).
- Approved projects will be federally funded at 100 percent (cost reimbursement).
- Award recipients must comply with federal and state funding requirements.