Workshop for RTO grant applications

Metro regional government has released a call for proposals for the 2015-2017 Regional Travel Options (RTO) Grants, and $2.1 million is available to government agencies, educational institutions, and nonprofit organizations.

“Travel Options” projects are those that help improve the transportation system through education and encouragement of travel choices to and from work or school, such as carpooling, riding transit, walking, and bicycling. These programs help the region in numerous ways by both improving mobility and reducing pollution from car trips.

Grant proposals due December 19, 2014

Safe Routes to School projects are a great fit for this grant opportunity. The National Partnership encourages partners who are interested in applying for RTO funds for a Safe Routes to School project, to attend a Safe Routes to School-focused workshop on 10/29. We are here to help support your efforts in the Metro region to create a balanced, comprehensive multimodal transportation system for students and school-based staff by providing feedback on your application, or through a formal partnership as a sub-applicant.

Please bring your ideas, questions, and thoughts about scope and target population; we will provide a robust workshop to help you fill in the blanks about the RTO grants and how a Safe Routes to School project will work in your School District or town.

When: Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 1:30-3:30 in Portland.

RSVP to Kari Schlosshauer by Monday 10/27 for location details and information.

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Read more about how Safe Routes to School projects are a great fit for this grant opportunity. Visit Metro’s RTO grant page for more information and to download the application.

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