On May 2nd MnDOT issued a request for applications for $4.2 million in federal Safe Routes to Schools funding. This round of funding is for infrastructure projects that will make it easier and safer for children in kindergarten to 8th grade to walk and bicycle to school. The application deadline is June 15th, 2011. Schools, school districts, units of government, Tribes, non-profits, and other entities are eligible to apply. The funding is for projects to be constructed in 2012 and 2013. Click here for the full request.