Application deadlines are December 1 and 21.
During the 2017 Legislative Session, a companion bill to major transportation legislation established a funding mechanism for children pedestrian safety projects on the state and local system. The Local Highway Technical Assistance Council (LHTAC) and the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) developed a joint program to fund these projects. Program guidance can be found here and information and links to the application here. LHTAC is holding workshops statewide in October. Applications are due electronically by December 21 at 4:30 p.m. MST.
The Children Pedestrian Safety Program projects should be “bid ready” within 90 days of award and also “shovel ready” so construction can be completed by late fall or early winter 2018. The projects must be considered maintenance, which includes:
- paths / sidewalks along or adjacent to an existing roadway
- connecting sidewalks / paths between two terminal points
- ADA ramps
- pedestrian crossing facilities across an existing roadway including signing and/or signalization
- paving an existing pathway
ITD is now accepting applications through the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP). TAP provides federal funding for on- and off-road bicycle and pedestrian facilities such as sidewalks, bike lanes and crosswalks, and for Safe Routes to School educational projects such as coordinators and infrastructure. Projects must include a local cash-only match of 7.34%. Information and links to the application can be found here. Applications are due December 1 by 12:00 p.m.