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"Safe Routes to School" funding approved

AMES (KWWL) -- The Iowa Transportation Commission has approved more than $1.7 million dollars in funding for 17 projects that fall under the Safe Routes to School Program.

The program was started in 2005 to increase the number of children that can walk and bike to school safely.

The money is available to cities, counties, public and private schools, state agencies and nonprofit organizations on annual basis through an application based program.

The program was started with federal transportation funds. 

The projects and approved funding amounts are listed below.  Eastern Iowa schools are in bold:

 Non infrastructure

· Clinton County School District Safe Routes to School Plan (East Central Intergovernmental Association), $50,000

· Delaware County School District Safe Routes to School Plan (East Central Intergovernmental Association), $50,000

· Iowa Safe Routes to School (Iowa Bicycle Coalition), $136,295

· Pleasant Valley Community School District Safe Routes to School Study and Plan (Pleasant Valley Community School District), $7,000

· Safe Routes to School: I-WALK Model (Iowa Department of Public Health), $209,916

· Non infrastructure costs for recommended infrastructure projects, $7,000

 Infrastructure

· Anita Chestnut Street Safe Routes to School (Anita), $151,200

· Belmond Sidewalk Program (Belmond), $43,812

· Cedar Heights Elementary Safe Routes to School Project (Cedar Falls), $76,450

· Harrison Elementary Sidewalks (plus $1,000 for non infrastructure activities) (Cedar Rapids), $131,353

· Hubbell Elementary School Enhanced School Crossings (Des Moines), $120,000

· Lincoln Elementary School Safe Routes to School Project (Waterloo), $154,620

· Polk Elementary Sidewalks (plus $1,000 for non infrastructure activities) (Cedar Rapids), $116,220

· Richardson Elementary School Priority Improvements Project (Fort Madison), $77,356

· Sioux Center Schools Sidewalk Improvement Project (plus $5,000 for non infrastructure activities) (Sioux Center), $136,530

· Spencer School Sidewalk Improvement Program (Spencer), $79,475

· Sunnyside Sidewalk Extension to Aldo Leopold Middle School (Burlington), $186,809

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