To see Louisiana's Safe Routes to School federal funding, including total funding available, awarded and obligated to date, look at our State of the States quarterly tracking report.
Louisiana has funded 65 local Safe Routes to School projects totaling more than 11 million. The maximum funding for any local project cannot exceed $250,000 for infrastructure and $50,000 for noninfrastructure activities for a total maximum of $300,000 per project. The maximum funding for a regional non-infrastructure project is $150,000. The maximum funding for statewide projects is $200,000. Safe Routes to School projects require no local matching funds.
The application period began on January 2, 2013 and the deadline is March 1, 2013. Visit the Louisiana Safe Routes to School program website for more information.
For more information on the steps you need to take to get started, read through the Five Steps to Federal Funding: A Brief Explanation of the Safe Routes to School Program Process. You can find additional resources in our national learning network too.
State Outreach Programs
Louisiana is in the process of developing statewide education, encouragement and outreach programs.
The Louisiana Safe Routes to School State Network is building relationships with key partners across the state and offering technical assistance to help ensure that the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LADOTD) sees high demand for the current funding cycle. The network is also working with National Partnership staff and the LADOTD Safe Routes Coordinator to identify and disseminate national best practices for utilizing non-infrastructure funds, in hopes to catalyze stronger and more effective non-infrastructure proposals from organizations across Louisiana.
State Advisory Committee
Louisiana does not have a state advisory committee.
If you would like to submit a success story for consideration, please email it to Margaux Mennesson.
Find out which organizations in your state have pledged their support for the Safe Routes to School movement. If your organization isn't yet a partner affilate, we would love for you to join us; it's free! Find more info on joining here.
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