The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) is administering the program, and for fiscal year (FY) 2014 it is estimated that we will receive in federal funding approximately $650,000 for infrastructure projects.
SRTS program funds will be awarded through a statewide competitive process that is reviewed by the SRTS advisory committee. All SRTS projects for fiscal year 2014 are 100% federally funded for eligible items, to the limit of the project award with no matching funds required. Minimum funding is set at $80,000 with maximum project funding set at $200,000.
It is important to note that costs incurred prior to FHWA project approval are not eligible for reimbursement. Eligible costs for reimbursement include construction and construction engineering. Ineligible costs include: all planning, preliminary engineering, environmental impact mitigation, right of way acquisition, and other costs incurred before the project has been approved by FHWA for funding. All SRTS projects must be located within approximately two miles of a school with students in grades K-8.
Please ensure that you develop an accurate cost estimate. If your project receives funding, the amount awarded will be based on your cost estimate.
SRTS funding is to supplement, not replace existing funding sources. Due to limited funding you are encouraged to be as cost effective as possible in order to stretch funds as far as possible.