The ODOT Safe Routes to School Competitive Infrastructure Grant Program runs in two year cycles with the first round of funds awarded in 2019. Cities, counties, tribes, transit districts, ODOT, and other road authorizes are encouraged to apply for projects that address barriers for students walking and biking to school. For more program information about the current competitive cycle, project eligibility, application materials, and instructions on how to apply, read the Program Guidelines and follow the easy steps listed in the “How to Apply” section.


8/31/18 Letter of Intent( LOI) due: applicants must supply contact information, affected school information, confirm eligibility, project location, brief problem statement, brief project description, request estimate, and anticipated source of cash match. Email your LOI to LeeAnne Fergason at ODOT. See a sample LOI. 

Project Solicitation Timeline

  • July 23, 2018: Application process opens
  • August 31, 2018: Letter of Intent due
  • October 15, 2018: Applications due
  • October-January 2018: Review, scoring, and recommendation
  • January-February 2019: Final approval by the OTC

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For more program information, watch the WEBINAR: Oregon Safe Routes to School Infrastructure Program Workshop. This webinar covers the materials presented at six workshops statewide for the 2018 kick-off of the Competitive Infrastructure Grant Program.