Virginia SRTS Program--Enhanced Walkabout Mini-grant Application

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Enhanced Walkabout Mini-Grant Application

Sponsored by FHWA and the Virginia Safe Routes to School Program.

Enhanced Walkabout Mini-grant recipients will receive a walkabout led by an experienced transportation consultant and a walkabout report, also written by the consultant. The walkabout is in excellent opportunity for community stakeholders to experience pedestrian and bicycle conditions, share perspectives, and build consensus around potential solutions. The walkabout report will include a description of the conditions observed during the walkabout, photos, and recommended infrastructure improvements that can be used as part of a Transportation Alternatives grant application (due November 1, 2013) or to suppport a request for funding from other sources, including funding for non-infrastructure activities. 

Application Schedule
  • Applications due: August 23, 2013
  • Awards announced: September 3, 2013
  • Walkabouts to be conducted: September 15-October 4, 2013
Applicants must be available to conduct the walkabout on at least one weekday between Monday, September 16 and Friday, October 4, 2013, from approximately 1/2 hour before school dismissal to approximately 1 hour after school dismissal.

Letters of Support
To complete the application, you will need a letter of support from the principal of the school covered by this application as well as a letter of support from an eligible project sponsor under the Transportation Alternatives Program. Eligible project sponsors include:
  • Local governments;
  • Regional transportation authorities;
  • Transit agencies;
  • Natural resource or public land agencies;
  • School districts, local education agencies, or schools;
  • Tribal governments; and
  • Any other local or regional governmental entity with responsibility for oversight of transportation or recreational trails (other than a metropolitan planning organization or a State agency) that the determines to be eligible, consistent with the goals of subsection (c) of section 213 of title 23 of the United States Code.

Eligible applicants for an Enhanced Walkabout Mini-grant include:

  • Faculty, staff, or parent volunteers at elementary or middle schools;
  • Local governments;
  • Tribal governments;
  • Community based or private non-profit organizations that will work with a school to improve safety and/or increase the number of children who safely walk or bicycle to school;
  • Adult-supervised elementary or middle school groups or clubs; and
  • Adult-supervised high school groups/clubs that wish to partner with a nearby elementary or middle school.
You don't have to complete the application in one sitting.
If you cannot complete the application in one sitting, or wish to forward it to a colleague to complete, please click "Save and Continue Application Later" at the top of the page and enter your email address or the email address of the colleague to whom you wish to forward the survey. SurveyGizmo will then send a message to the email address you provided with a link allowing whoever clicks it to resume the application where you left off. Once you click the "Submit" button at the end of the application, you will not be able to change your previously entered responses. 
If you would like to preview the grant application, please click here.
Have questions about Enhanced Walkabout Mini-grants? Email or call 1-855-601-7787 (Toll Free).