New resource page explores grant resources for traffic safety projects
Traffic calming and walkability projects often require significant budgets, which can stretch municipalities beyond their means. Many grants and other funding sources are available at the federal or state level to help supplement budgets in smaller communities, but where do you start?
Carmanah Traffic now offers a funding and grant resources section on carmanahtraffic.com that covers several topics, including the following:
- How to get a grant: Learn how to apply for a traffic safety project grant in 7 steps. Requests for proposals can be competitive and complex, but we have outlined the process for determining project scope, finding relevant grants, gathering the required materials, applying, and using funding successfully.
- How to find grant opportunities: Once you’ve learned the steps, you can start applying for relevant grants. Explore some of the largest and most common grant opportunities for traffic safety projects included in the Federal Highway Administration’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Program.
- Find other funding resources: If you’re unable to get federal or state grants for any reason, there are still funding sources closer to home. Consider some of the outside-the-box funding opportunities in your community, including local businesses, fundraising events, local taxes, and online crowdfunding.
The funding and grants section also includes state-specific news and funding opportunities, which we will add to over time. The first state funding opportunity to be included here is the Washington Traffic Safety Commission’s funding opportunities for school zones in Washington state.
Ready to delve into grant funding?