Idaho's Program

About Idaho's Program

Idaho receives approximately $1 million per year for Safe Routes to School projects. Funds are awarded through a competitive application process. Training and support are available for all funded and non-funded projects.

Projects that are eligible for funding can fall into two main categories:

  1. Infrastructure projects such as engineering improvements. These projects can be funded up to $100,000.
  2. Non-infrastructure projects such as education, and encouragement activities. These projects can be funded up to $50,000.

The program is a reimbursement program, which means awardees are required to pay costs up front and receive reimbursement from the Idaho Transportation Department.

How to create a SR2S program

Parents cited three main barriers as the reasons their children can't walk or bike to school in the January 2010 School Travel Data Report from the National Center for SR2S.