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State Highway Administration to host five workshops on grant opportunities to expand pedestrian, bicycle access in Maryland

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration will be hosting five in-person workshops in February and March to review grant opportunities to improve bicycle and pedestrian access and safety throughout the state.

The workshops are designed to help community groups, local governments, nonprofits, school districts and education agencies, transportation and transit authorities, natural resource or public land agencies and tribal governments apply for funding through various state and federal grant programs.

Staff will discuss grant opportunities through the Transportation Alternatives/Safe Routes to School Program, the Recreational Trails Program and the Kim Lamphier Bikeways Network Program, as well as Maryland Highway Safety Office grants, Emissions Reduction Program, and federal discretionary grants.

The workshop sessions will be held 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at locations around the state, as follows:

  • Wednesday, February 28 – Eastern Shore Land Conservancy, Room 114, 114 S. Washington St., Easton. (Snow date: March 4, 2024)
  • Wednesday, March 6 – Town Hall Council Chamber, 305 Queen Anne St., La Plata. (Snow date: March 11, 2024)
  • Thursday, March 7 – State Highway Administration District 4 Office Training Room, 320 W. Warren Road, Hunt Valley. (Snow date: March 12, 2024)
  • Wednesday, March 13 – State Highway Administration District 3 Office Training Room, 9300 Kenilworth Ave., Greenbelt. (Snow date: March 18, 2024)
  • Thursday, March 14 – Washington County Free Library Meeting Room, 100 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. (Snow date: March 19, 2024)

After presenting information on each of the grants, staff will be available to guide attendees through the application process and discuss matching funding requirements for each grant opportunity. Registration is required and can be done online at SHA Grants Workshop – RSVP.

The workshop will be held on the snow date if county public school activities are canceled, delayed or if the county snow emergency plan is in effect. Those registered for a specific workshop will be notified in advance of any cancelation. For more information, please contact Cheryl Ladota at [email protected].

Those requiring assistance to participate, such as those desiring an interpreter for hearing/speech difficulties or assistance with the English language, should send an email two weeks before the event to [email protected]. Please indicate the desired language in the subject line. The Maryland Relay Service can assist teletype users at 7-1-1.

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