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Applicants Videoconference January 17, 2013.  MnDOT funding began in 2005 with federal transportation bill (SAFETEA-LU)  This solictation uses remaining.

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1 Applicants Videoconference January 17, 2013

2  MnDOT funding began in 2005 with federal transportation bill (SAFETEA-LU)  This solictation uses remaining SAFETEA-LU funds  Future federal funding is not guaranteed but some will likely be available for FY

3  Planning assistance ◦ For schools that do not have a SRTS plan ◦ School-based ◦ Can be for multiple schools  Non-infrastructure implementation ◦ Education, encouragement, enforcement, evaluation ◦ For schools with assessments and identified goals ◦ Can be district-wide, city-wide or regional  Infrastructure implementation ◦ School-based ◦ Physical improvements to improve safety or increase bicycling and walking to school

4  Review the applications for three grant types  Highlight key differences and important requirements  Answer questions

5  Application went out in October  Application due Friday, February 15 via to e.mn.us e.mn.us  Awards announced in April or May aferoutes/

6  American Cancer Society  American Heart Association  Bicycle Alliance of MN  Blue Cross and Blue Shield of MN  City of Alexandria  City of Mankato  Federal Highway Administration  Fond du Lac Reservation  MN Department of Education  MN Department of Health  MN Department of Public Safety  MN Department of Transportation  MN Safety Council  Minneapolis Public Schools  Minnesota Pollution Control Agency  Olmsted County Public Health  Public Health Law Center  Red Pine Elementary School  Upper Minnesota Valley Regional Development Commission

7  Statewide resources ◦ Trainings ◦ Curriculum ◦ Technical assistance  Grants ◦ SRTS planning assistance for schools ◦ Local implementation grants

8  Identify issues and infrastructure and non- infrastructure solutions  Planning process includes assessment, vision and goal setting, public engagement, and action plan  Time frame for plan development is one year

9  Planning assistance for K-8 schools via: ◦ Regional Development Commission (RDC) ◦ Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) ◦ MnDOT-selected Planning Consultant

10 Map available at: s/planning/program/MPO RDC.html

11  Detailed instructions ◦ Completed app form ◦ Application questions 1-7 ◦ 1-pg map ◦ Letter of support from each school site ◦ Add’l info ◦ Budget from RDC or MPO

12  Provide grants to local schools for non- infrastructure implementation: ◦ Education ◦ Encouragement ◦ Enforcement ◦ Evaluation  Emphasis on planning, evaluation and sustainability  Ultimate goal: get more kids walking and biking

13  Creating and distributing maps of “safe routes” to school  Staff time for a SRTS coordinator or stipend for volunteer  Crossing guard training and equipment  Staff time related to district-wide policy changes  Events – best if they are ongoing or tied to other elements (i.e. not one stand-alone event)  Equipment supportive of implementing education, encouragement or enforcement  Bicycle and pedestrian curriculum (relates to MnDOT curriculum pilot project)

14  Same items from Planning Assistance application, and ◦ Presence of prior planning ◦ Resolution of Support ◦ Prioritized Budget

15  Key differences: ◦ Presence of prior planning? ◦ Prioritized by broader activities in budget ◦ Resolution of support from governing body

16 The application is available on the MnDOT SRTS website. Require download of filler program Criteria: Comprehensive approach Engineering strategy Community support

17  Required  Sponsor resolution of support  State Aid City or County  Maps of existing and proposed  Letters of concurrence from schools and road authority  Baseline student and parent survey data  Project information – plan view sheet, cost estimate, and typical sections

18 Lisa Austin Minnesota Department of Transportation


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