2012 VT Safe Routes to School Infrastructure Program

We are pleased to announce that VTrans is now accepting applications for the 2012 VT Safe Routes to
School infrastructure program. The goal of the program is to remove barriers that deter students
from walking and bicycling to school in Vermont through the planning, design and construction of
infrastructure projects.

Eligible projects must be located within approximately 2 miles of a school that includes at least one
grade in the range K-8. The school must be signed up as a Partner of the VT Safe Routes to School
Resource Center and must have a School Travel Plan that has been updated within the last 3 years.
Please contact Abby Mattera, State Outreach Coordinator for information on becoming a Partner
(Abby@saferoutesvt.org, 802-598-8651).

SRTS funding is not distributed as block grants but is rather a reimbursement program. Successful
applicants will be expected to enter into a grant agreement with VTrans that will lay out respective
responsibilities as all projects must be developed in accordance with applicable federal and State rules
and regulations. Additional information on the program and a copy of the 2012 Safe Routes to School
Infrastructure Program Guide and Application can be found at:

http://saferoutes.vermont.gov/getting_started/funding

Final and complete applications must be submitted to my attention and must be received or
postmarked by 4:00 PM, Friday, October 26, 2012. Please contact me with any questions at
(802) 828-5799 or by email at patti.coburn@state.vt.us. The Vermont Agency of Transportation is
committed to this program and working with applicants to complete successful projects. We look
forward to working with you.

Sincerely,
Patti Coburn, P.E.
Local Transportation Facilities

Community Development Block Grant Applicant workshops

The Vermont Community Development Program (VCDP) will be hosting three Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) application workshops. The workshops are to assist organizations, communities, individuals, and businesses affected by last year’s floods with applying for the CDBG-DR funding. Below are the dates, location, and times:

CDBG-DR Application Workshops

Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Brandon Town Hall
1 Conant Square (US Route 7)
Brandon, Vermont
1:00PM – 4:00PM

Thursday, September 13, 2012
Williamsville Hall
35 Dover Road
Williamsville, Vermont
12:00PM – 3:00PM

Thursday, September 20, 2012
St. Leo Hall (If you are able, please bring a non-perishable canned good for their food shelf.)
109 South Main Street
Waterbury, Vermont
1:00PM – 4:00PM

Space is limited so register early. To register for a workshop please contact Leslie Drown by email at Leslie.Drown@state.vt.us or via phone at 828-5211.
RSVP by September 7, 2012 for the September 12 & 13, 2012 workshops and September 14, 2012 for the September 20, 2012 workshop.