Contact: Shalanda Cole
BATON ROUGE, La. – Private non-profit organizations, local governments, and elementary and middle schools wishing to apply for the next round of Safe Routes To School funds through the Section 82 Highway Safety Safe Routes To School Program are encouraged to attend the 2009 Safe Routes to School Training Conference. The conference will take place on November 4, 2009, in Shreveport, La.
To register for the conference, please send an email to email@example.com, and include each participant’s name, title, organization, address, email address and phone number.
Safe Routes to School programs aim to improve the health of kids and the community by making walking and bicycling to school safer, easier and more enjoyable. They work to assess the safety of school travel routes, make changes to current conditions, educate students and drivers about safe travel, and encourage walking and biking to school.
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development has received approximately 9 million dollars to fund Safe Routes to School projects throughout the state.
Interested organizations will have an opportunity to apply for up to $300,000 to conduct Safe Routes to School programs in their areas. Additionally, statewide projects will be considered for funding this year.
For more information about the program or the conference, email Shalanda Cole at firstname.lastname@example.org.