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In addition to the Transportation Alternatives Program, there are a grants and other funding sources to help pay for SRTS projects. 

Action for Healthy Kids

Action for Healthy Kids helps create healthier schools by bringing all the members of a school community together and equipping them with the tools and resources they need to make change happen. "Game On" grant funds start at $1,000 for physical activity and/or nutrition initiatives that support schools in implementing comprehensive health programming. "Parents for Healthy Kids" grants are available to parents or parent groups to lead school-based physical activity and/ornutrition initiatives. 

Wisconsin Dept. of Transportation Enforcement for Bicycle Safety

WisDOT's Enforcement for Bicycle Safety (EBS) is a training approved by Wisconsin Dept. of Justice Training and Standards Board for 12 hours Lay Enforcement Agency (LEA) officer's credit. The course and manual teach all aspects of bicycle safety, and which laws to emphasizse with child and adult bicyclists and with motorists to reduce crashes by up to 90%. Officer awareness of what bicycling is today and how to begin bicycle crash cause identification are a part of this course. Officer as front line, on-traffic-duty educator is key. 

US Dept. of Transportation Federal Highway Administration Bike & Pedestrian Program

The Bicycle & Pedestrian of the Federal Highway Administration's Office of Human Environment promotes bicycle and pedestrian transportation use, safety, and accessibility. A variety of funding opportunities are available. 

Mayo Hometown Health Grant

The Mayo Hometown Health Grant supports innovative efforts to improve mental health, prevent obesity, and reduce chronic disease in local schools, workplaces, and neighborhoods. This grant works in partnership with community-based organizations and residents to translate their vision for healthy communities into visible, concrete changes - and, ultimately, a healthier hometown. 

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation makes grants for a range of health issues, including access to care, childhood obesity, and training for doctors and nurses. Other topics of interest include social and economic factors that can impact health, including quality of housing, violence, poverty and access to fresh food. 

Wisconsin Medical Society Community Grant

The Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation focuses on providing support for physician-lead, community-based or statewide  programs to improve health through education and outreach. They seek to support primarily high impact, high visibility programs that support the Foundation's mission.

People for Bikes

The People for Bikes Community Grant Program provides funding for important and influential projects that leverage federal funding  and build momentum for bicycling in communities across the US. These projects include bike parks, BMX facilities, and large-scale bicycle advocacy initiatives.

Wisconsin Dept. of Transportation Transportation Alternatives Program

The Transportation Alternatives program (TAP) is a legislative program that was authorized in Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act (or "Fast Act"), the federal transportation act that was signed into law on December 4th, 2015. With certain exceptions, projects that met eligibility criteria for the Safe Routes to School Program, Transportation Enhancements, and/or Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities Program are eligible TAP projects. 

Recreational Trails Program

Funding for the Recreational Trails Program (RTP) is provided through federal gas excise taxes paid on fuel used by off-highway vehicles and administered by the Wisconsin DNR. Towns, cities, counties, tribal governing bodies, school districts, state agencies, federal agencies and incorporated organizations are eligible to receice reimbursement for development and maintenance of recreational trails and rail-related facilities for both motorized and non-motorized recreational trail uses. Eligible sponsors may be reimbursed for up to 50% of the total project costs.

Green & Healthy Schools Program

Green & Healthy School Wisconsin (GHSP) empowers, supports and recognizes schools for nurturing healthy kids and sustainable communities. Participating school pay reduce environmental impacts and cost, improve health and wellness, and increase environmental  and sustainability literacy and report achievements  using a web-based reporting tool. This program is administers though a partnership between the DNR, DPI, and the Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education at UW-Stevens Point. 

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