Grant Application

It's never too early to start planning your next Colorado Safe Routes to School Project Application! We anticipate making our next application available in early August 2022. In the meantime, see below for ideas on how you can get a jump start on preparing for your application. Stay tuned for more details! Further, for a glimpse of our funded projects throughout the state, visit our Colorado Safe Routes to Schools Funded Projects map. Find more details on our comprehensive Master List of Colorado Safe Routes to School Grant-funded Projects

Grant Application


How to Prepare Your Safe Route to Schools Application

What You Can Do Today

We want to make sure you have all the information your organization needs to apply for funding. We are rooting for your success! If you are interested in pursuing this upcoming opportunity, here are some simple steps to take before applying:     

  1. Determine your eligibility. To apply for a CSRTS grant, applicants must be a political subdivision of the state. For a definition of "subdivision of the state", please click this link: https://law.justia.com/codes/colorado/2016/title-29/general-provisions/article-1/part-9/section-29-1-901
  2. Identify what type of grant your project might qualify for, infrastructure or non-infrastructure: On our website, you can find helpful documents featuring sample infrastructure and non-infrastructure projects as well as the FY 2021 top-scoring infrastructure application and the FY 2021 top-scoring non-infrastructure application for your reference. Please note, in order to offer these applications in the most useful and readable format, we have transferred information from Salesforce into new, modified documents. These documents do not represent the exact format of the application. 
  3. Coming Soon: You will need to sign up for an account at https://cotrams.force.com/srtscommunity (currently unavailable). Once set up, you will be able to access our online application. 
  4. Read through our FY21 Grant Application Guide. Although this guide is from our last grant cycle, and therefore timelines will not apply, it provides a thorough run-down of both infrastructure and non-infrastructure applications so can anticipate what to expect and ready the tools to be successful. Our Colorado Safe Routes to School Advisory Committee will be meeting within the next few months to finalize the upcoming application, including requirements, dates, and other aspects associated with this opportunity. Current materials are subject to change and should not be considered finalized.
  5. Read through our new community engagement toolkit, Working Together to Make Meaningful Change: A Toolkit for Engaging Communities Across Colorado. Created by Safe Routes Partnership with support from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and Colorado Safe Routes to School, this resource offers tips and strategies for authentic and equitable community engagement which we would love to see incorporated into projects. For a thorough overview of the toolkit, check out the recording from our January webinar!
  6. Contact us! Our Managing Consultant Melissa Trecoske Houghton is again offering 20-minute 1-1 consultations, during which she can answer questions and talk to you about your project. Further, we are pleased to share that if you need Spanish interpretation for this consultation, we have the capacity to arrange this. Please email Melissa at [email protected] to schedule.
  7. Mark your calendars! Melissa Trecoske Houghton will be conducting a Q & A Google Meet session on Tuesday, August 23, from 10 - 11:30 am. This is an excellent opportunity to get an overview of our grant application requirements and have your questions answered. We will be sharing a link to join prior to the session, here and via email. To join our e-distribution list, email [email protected]
  8. Keep on the lookout. We’ll be updating this page as more information and action steps become available.

FY 21 Grant Application Guide


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