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More Than $800,000 In Federal Funds Awarded For Safe Routes School Program
Reported by: Jeff Morris
Videographer: John Tincher
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Jan. 7, 2013 2:58 PM EST
Updated: Jan. 8, 2013 11:18 AM EST
Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia
More than $800,000 in federal funds were presented Monday 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, according to a news release from Gov Earl Ray Tomblin's Office.
Projects include upgrading current school crossing systems, improving or creating Americans With Disabilities Act compliant sidewalks in the area of the schools, or creating safer access to a school's walking path and playground equipment.
The grants were handed out by Tomblin in conjunction with the Federal Highway Administration and the West Virginia Division of Highways.
Funds were awarded to the following:
Sidewalk Safety to Mount 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
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