Wednesday, May 27, 2009
DeKalb County obtains Safe Routes to School Grant
Dunwoody submitted our SRTS application just days after incorporation and was a long shot in being awarded the Safe Routes to Schools Grant. That being said, we came together as a community, submitted a decent proposal and will be implementing numerous safety programs to encourage our school age children to walk to school. A second round of funding will be coming in the future and we will be working towards that goal in order to submit another application.
This round the grants were decided by State DOT District with Dunwoody in District 6, competing against all of North Fulton County, our competition was formidable and the grant was given out to the City of Milton for Crabapple Crossing Elem / Northwestern Middle & Summit Hill Elem.
Other grantees were DeKalb County in District 4 for Livsey Elementary, City of Atlanta in District 5 for Morningside Elementary, Douglas County for District 13 for Chapel Hill Elementary and the City of Lawrenceville in District 7 for Lawrenceville Elementary & Margaret Winn Holt Elementary School.
Congratulations to those entities who put forward the best application and were awarded the grant money.