New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Local Aid and Economic Development is pleased to offer 45-minute sessions with representatives of local agencies to help with the federal grant application process. These one-on-one meetings will take place with NJDOT district staff and Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) representatives, with the ultimate goal of strengthening Safe Routes to School (SRTS) and Transportation Alternatives (TA) Set-Aside grant applications.
SRTS grants are available for infrastructure projects that encourage and enable K-8 students to walk and bike safely to school. Additional information about SRTS funding, including grant handbooks, screen shots, FAQs and estimates of improvement costs, is available at http://www.saferoutesnj.org/safe-routes-to-school-grants/. TA Set-Aside grants are community-based, non-traditional projects (both land and water) which expand transportation choice, strengthen the economy, improve the quality of life and protect the environment. For additional information and resources regarding TA Set-Aside grants, go to http://www.saferoutesnj.org/transportation-alternative-program-grants/.
One-on-one meetings will be held from June 11th to the 29th of this year. Applicants interested in scheduling a meeting should contact the representative from their local NJDOT district office. Contact information for each district is provided here. While these meetings are not mandatory, they are recommended to help develop and submit a strong application.