CHARLESTON, W.Va. -Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, in conjunction with the Federal Highway Administration and the West Virginia Division of Highways, today presented $824,800 in federal funds for seven projects as part of the 2012 Safe Routes to School Grant Program.
The West Virginia Safe Routes to School grant program is part of a national program funded by the Federal Highway Administration to substantially improve the safety of children as they walk or bicycle to school. Projects include upgrading current school crossing systems, improving or creating ADA compliant sidewalks in the area of the schools, or creating safer access to a school's walking path and playground equipment.
Funds were awarded to the following:
Sidewalk Safety to Mt. Vernon School, $115,000
Rainelle Elementary School, Sumac Lane Sidewalk Corridor, $130,000
FY 2012 Alderson Elementary Safe Routes to School, $110,000
East End Kids Walk & Bike! Safe Routes to Piedmont-Part II, $130,000
Holz Safe Routes to School, $120,000
Safety/health at work for our town, $107,800
Franklin Elementary School Project, $112,000
Amy Shuler Goodwin