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School Walk Route Improvement Project Grants: School Safety Zone Account Projects

Grants to Washington Nonprofits,
Agencies, and Schools for Safety Projects

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

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Washington Traffic Safety Commission (WTSC)

Conf. Date:

03/04/20

Deadline Date:

04/24/20 5:00 PM Pacific Time (Receipt)

Description:

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Grants to Washington nonprofit organizations, government agencies, tribal governments, and schools for safety projects. The purpose of this grant program is to improve the safety of children and youth who bicycle and walk to school. Applicants should demonstrate partnerships within communities to plan for, implement, and evaluate identified solutions to identified problems.

Funds can be used to support the following projects:

  • Automated (Photo) Speed Enforcement
  • Flashing Yellow Lights and Signage Improvement (including Pedestrian Actuated Beacon, Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons and other similar devices)
  • Preliminary Engineering Studies and Designs
  • Reducing Illegal Passing of School Buses
  • Crossing Guard Program Improvement or Start-up of New Program
  • Pedestrian and/or Bicycle Safety Audit
  • Walk/Bike to School Encouragement Activities
  • Other school zone safety efforts

For Eligible Expenses, see http://wtsc.wa.gov/wp-content/uploads/dlm_uploads/2020/02/School-Zone-Safety-Account-Projects-20-0304.pdf#page=20.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 188341

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$215,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Maximum grant amount: $75,000
- Minimum grant amount: $30,000

Term of Contract:

School Zone Safety Account Projects - July 1, 2020–June 30, 2021

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

This procurement is open to those Applicants that satisfy the minimum qualifications stated herein and that are available for work in Washington State.
- Washington State agencies
- Federally recognized tribal governments
- Cities, counties, and their sub-agencies
- Non-profit organizations with existing IRS 501(c) (3) status
- Public schools (and private schools with non-profit status)
Prior recipients of these funds are eligible to apply for new funding.

For ineligible expenses, see http://wtsc.wa.gov/wp-content/uploads/dlm_uploads/2020/02/School-Zone-Safety-Account-Projects-20-0304.pdf#page=22.

Pre-proposal Conference:

There will be two opportunities to participate in an overview regarding this opportunity. These conferences are optional.
1) February 19, 2020, 9–10 a.m.
In-person participation will be at the Washington Traffic Safety Commission, 621 8th Avenue, SE, Suite 409, Olympia, Washington. Distance participation will be available through the following options:
School Safety Zone Account and Walker and Bicyclist Safety Enhancement Projects
A) Join WebEx Meeting: https://watech.webex.com/watech/j.php?MTID=m28b7da5ae393b439d6aa95d2099cf4f5
Meeting number (access code): 808 561 965;
Meeting password: i7jhgW6J
Walker and Bicyclist Safety Enhancement Projects Application Packet
B) Join From a Video System or Application:
Dial sip:808561965@watech.webex.com
Or, dial 173.243.2.68 and enter the meeting number.
C) Join by Phone
(415) 655-0001 US Toll
Contact support here: https://watech.webex.com/watech/mc

2) March 4, 2020, 10:30–11:30 AM
This will be a WebEx and telephone meeting only.
School Safety Zone Account and Walker and Bicyclist Safety Enhancement Projects
A) Join WebEx meeting:
https://watech.webex.com/watech/j.php?MTID=m96800f1fc61fad85dfc0d52475fa619b
Meeting number (access code): 808 555 833
Meeting password (if necessary): V9CZQMNZ
B) Join From a Video System or Application:
Dial sip:808555833@watech.webex.com
You can also dial 173.243.2.68 and enter your meeting number.
C) Join by Phone
+1-415-655-0001 US Toll
Contact support here: https://watech.webex.com/watech/mc

If the Applicant cannot join one of the meetings, please contact the RFA Coordinator to inquire about accessing a recording of the webinar.

Pre-Application Information:

RFA deadline extended to April 24, 2020 due to COVID-19 outbreak

There are different match requirements depending on the project(s). See http://wtsc.wa.gov/wp-content/uploads/dlm_uploads/2020/02/School-Zone-Safety-Account-Projects-20-0304.pdf#page=23 for more information.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Application: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SchoolSafetyZoneAccountProjects

All communication between the Applicant and the agency upon release of this RFA shall be with the RFA Coordinator, as follows:
- Scott Waller: swaller@wtsc.wa.gov, (360) 725-9885
- Manny Gonzalez: mgonzalez@wtsc.wa.gov, (360) 725-9888

Washington Traffic Safety Commission
621 8th Avenue SE – Suite 409
Olympia, WA 98501
360.725.9860

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

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