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11-8-2013 News Release

 About the most recent Funding          How to Apply        Application Documents

About the Most Recent Funding

The Nebraska Department of Roads "Safe Routes Nebraska" Program is announcing the availability of funds for infrastructure projects that enable and encourage K-8 children in Nebraska to safely walk and bike to school.

Safe Routes Nebraska is 100% federal funding and requires no matching funds by local entities.  Please note that the minimum funding per application is $500,000.00.

Eligible governmental agencies or political subdivisions within the State of Nebraska are encouraged to apply by reviewing the Application Guidelines and by completing the Intent to Apply Draft Application.

Schools, school districts, and private nonprofit or civic organizations are not eligible to apply; however, any interested non-government entities are encouraged to work with appropriate local, regional, and state governmental units to develop project applications.

How to Apply

Step 1:

Deadline has passed

Complete the Intent to Apply Draft Application
NOTE: The deadline for the Intent-to-Apply Draft Application Form has passed. It was 5 pm CST, December 20, 2013.



Step 2:

Deadline has passed

If your project meets requirements for eligibility, a meeting will be scheduled to review the project site. The applicant then may, or may not, be asked to continue by completing a final application form, which must be postmarked by January 31, 2014.

FINAL Applications should be mailed to:

Jeffrey Soula, Safe Routes Nebraska State Coordinator
Nebraska Department of Roads - Local Projects
PO Box 94759
Lincoln, NE 68509-4759



Step 3:

A Selection Committee meeting will be held in late February 2014. The Selection Committee will review final project applications and make funding recommendations to the Director of the Nebraska Department of Roads.



Step 4:

Notification by the Nebraska Department of Roads about the funding status of your project.


 Application Documents

Deadline for submitting the Final Application Form by mail
: Must be postmarked by January 31, 2014

Prospective applicants may contact NDOR for assistance at any time during the preparation of the application:
Jeffrey Soula, or Phone: 402-479-3562