Friday, January 7, 2022

Grant Opportunities: Additional Funding Announced for Larger Safety Infrastructure Grants

 



As of December 6, 2021, Grant Opportunity 1: Larger Safety Infrastructure Grants now has an additional $22,160,000 available to support transportation infrastructure projects across the state of Colorado. Eligible applicants are encouraged to submit transportation infrastructure projects of up to $2 million that will improve safety and transform streets and street spaces across the state, especially for vulnerable users. The deadline for submission is Friday, February 4, 2022.


Eligible applicants are encouraged to attend the Revitalizing Main Streets Pre-Application Workshop on Thursday, January 6, 2022 from 3-4:30 p.m. This workshop will cover applicant eligibility requirements, eligible project locations, funding requirements, project funding, evaluation criteria, selection process, and award conditions. Register for the pre-app workshop at this link.

Download the Application Form

Award Criteria:
Applicants may be awarded up to $2 million to improve user safety along urban arterials or main street corridors, especially for vulnerable users such as pedestrians, bikers, motorcyclists, transit users, elderly adults, and people with disabilities. This grant is a statewide version of the 
Safer Main Streets grant offered in CDOT Regions 1 and 4 within the DRCOG Metropolitan Planning Organization boundary in fall 2020.


Applicable roadways must be non-freeway corridors that accommodate multiple modes of transportation. This opportunity is open to state highway facilities and local roads. This grant includes the following safety and economic recovery goals:

  • Reduce fatal and serious injury crashes on the transportation system, particularly among bicyclists and pedestrians;
  • Support a transportation system that safely accommodates all modes of travel;
  • Improve transit access and bike and pedestrian safety and mobility;
  • Support the development of connected urban/employment centers and multimodal corridors;
  • Provide safe access to opportunity and mobility for residents of all ages, incomes and abilities, including vulnerable users;
  • Help communities adjust to the “new normal” travel patterns caused by COVID-19; and
  • Deliver practical, simple projects that help stimulate the economy and provide immediate business and employment opportunities in the construction industry.

All the information and documents you need can be found on the Revitalizing Main Streets web page. Please contact cdotmainstreets@state.co.us if you have any additional questions.