As part of a package of 35 grants in New Jersey’s Local Aid Program totaling nearly $6.8 million, the Christie Administration has announced 25 federally funded Safe Routes to School Grants totaling $5.7 million for sidewalk, intersection, crosswalk and other improvements to help children remain safe as they walk or ride bicycles to and from school.
A complete list of recipients can be found here. The towns awarded funds in our service area are:
- Alpha Borough – Warren County
- Newton Town – Sussex County
- Boonton Town – Morris County
- Chatham Borough - Morris County
- Lincoln Park Borough - Morris County
- Mine Hill Town - Morris County
- Morristown – Morris County
"These grants are among hundreds distributed by this administration every year to help local and county governments advance essential projects without burdening local property taxpayers," Acting Governor Kim Guadagno said. "Local Aid grants are funneling $380 million in state and federal funds to support worthy local projects and planning initiatives in the current fiscal year."
The Safe Routes to School grants are awarded on a competitive basis. The 25 grants announced will be provided to the recipients as their projects advance.
TransOptions advocates for and implements programs that make walking and biking around our neighborhoods and schools fun, easy, safe and healthy for all students and families while reducing our reliance on cars.
TransOptions offers a variety of free programs that address the far-reaching benefits of walking and/or biking to school. Our staff works not only with students, but with school administrators, faculty, parents and law enforcement officials to create safe, healthy environments for our children.
We provide the education and encouragement needed to foster the creation of safer and walkable communities.
If you are looking to take the steps towards making your community a safer place to walk and bike, contact Andrew Lappitt at (973) 267-7600.