Free Workshop Cycle 10 California Safe Routes to School (SR2S) Grants

Caltrans District 7 Free Workshop

Cycle 10 California Safe Routes to School (SR2S) Grants With a focus on the engineering improvements toolbox

 

Presented By

Ryan Snyder

Certified National Safe Routes to School Instructor

 

California Safe Routes to School (SR2S) State Program is administered by Caltrans and encourages walking and bicycling to and from school in grades K through 12 by increasing safety and decreasing traffic congestion around schools.  Caltrans administers both a State and a Federal funding program.

Funds may be used for infrastructure improvements (capital improvements).

The purpose of the workshop is to explain what comprehensive Safe Routes to School programs are, and how to prepare a successful grant application.

Topics will include discussion of appropriate engineering improvements, the funding application process, and suggested strategies.

Conference Room 1.040A

Caltrans District 7 Headquarters

                   100 S. Main Street

                   Los Angeles, CA 90012

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