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Minnesota SRTS Infrastructure Program Solicitation Opens November 27th


The Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program was started to enable children to walk and bicycle to school in a safe environment and to encourage them to make active and healthy lifestyle choices from an early age. Widseth’s funding department can assist you in submitting a competitive funding application.

SRTS Infrastructure Grant

If your community has a project in mind for children to get to school, consider applying for an Infrastructure Grant from the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT).

What does it fund?

Infrastructure leading to schools such as:

  • New trails and sidewalks
  • Accessible curb ramp and extensions
  • Improved crossings and medians
  • Pedestrian and cyclist signage


SRTS funding is available to a broad spectrum of groups that represent students. Eligible groups include, but are not limited to:

  • Schools, both public and private
  • School districts
  • Cities
  • Counties
  • Federally recognized tribes
  • Townships

Funding Amounts

  • Project awards range from $50,000 to $1 million

Application Deadline

  • Applications open November 27, 2023
  • Applications are due February 2, 2024

Design Assistance Grant (NEW!)

MnDOT, in response to feedback from rural communities citing engineering costs as a hurdle for infrastructure projects, has launched a new program. The Design Assistant Grant provides funding for engineering studies that can then be used for infrastructure grants.

  • Successful applicants can have up to four projects engineered
  • Applications are due January 12, 2024

How to Get Started

Get started on your project by contacting Widseth’s Funding Department. Widseth can assist with all elements of a winning application.

When your community has a need for funding for a project that will enable students to walk and bicycle to and from school, work with a full-service firm. Your funding application will be developed simultaneously with an engineer’s expertise, saving your community time and expense.

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