Communities can earn Sustainable
Jersey certification points by participating in SRTS!
that participate in the Sustainable Jersey certification program will
be pleased to learn that developing a Safe Routes to School program
is an eligible 10 point action item!
more information about obtaining Sustainable Jersey points for
creating an SRTS program, contact Cross County Connection at (856)
596-8228 or visit www.sustainablejersey.com.
Welcome to Cross County
Connection's South Jersey Safe Routes to School Newsletter! These
newsletters contain in-depth articles, news items, and examples of
Safe Routes to School work in South Jersey. We hope you enjoy!
Safe Routes to School (SRTS) is a national program
that encourages children to be more physically active and creates
safe, convenient and fun opportunities for children to
bicycle and walk to and from their schools. The program also
encourages changes in travel behavior, supports increased traffic law
enforcement around schools and educates communities about the
benefits of active transportation.
If your school district or community is interested in learning more
about SRTS, contact Cross County Connection TMA at (856)596-8228.
FREE Pedestrian Safety Program!
Cross County Connection would like to invite your
school or school district to contact our office to participate in our
FREE 3rd and 4th grade Pedestrian Safety Program. Cross County
Connection's NJDOT-trained staff will come to your school and provide
students with the opportunity to understand how to use pedestrian and
bicycle facilities safely, recognize traffic patterns, and learn
about the benefits of safe bicycling and walking without leaving the
confines of a classroom setting. The program takes approximately 45
minutes to administer and is very interactive.
Elementary School, Vineland NJ
Since 2012, the Pedestrian Safety Program has been
administered to thousands of students in the southern seven counties
of New Jersey. All children can benefit from walking and biking, so
why not allow Cross County Connection to help educate them on doing so
safely? Participating students receive bicycle and pedestrian
giveaways and are eligible to participate in a Poster Safety Contest,
where winners receive bicycle helmets.
For more information, contact Michele Geiger,
Marketing Outreach Specialist, at (856) 596-8228 or Geiger@driveless.com.
International Walk to School Day 2017!
With the new school year quickly approaching, now
is the time to start planning for for Walk to School Day on
October 4th! International Walk to School Day is a global event
in which students, families, schools and communities from more than
40 countries walk and bike to school on or around the same day.
Over time, this event has become part of a movement
that recognizes the need for implementing Safe Routes to School
Participating in this event will encourage healthier
habits among students and parents, strengthen community awareness,
and help reduce traffic congestion around your school. It is also a
perfect opportunity to kick off a Safe Routes to School Program for
the new school year! Cross County Connection TMA can help
facilitate the planning and implementation of your Walk to School Day
Event, as well as a Safe Routes to School Program. Already have a
Walk to School Day planned? Click here to register your event!
For additional information about Walk to School Day or
to learn more about Safe Routes to School, contact Cross County
Connection TMA at (856) 596-8228 or visit www.walkbiketoschool.org.
Current Funding Opportunity
The New Jersey Education Association (NJEA), as a
Sustainable Jersey for Schools program Underwriter, is contributing
$180,000 to support a Sustainable Jersey for Schools Small Grants
Program cycle.This small grants program cycle will award:
- Ten (10) $10,000 project grants
to school districts and schools
- Forty (40) $2,000 grants to
support school green teams
The $10,000 grants must be used to fund all or part of a
project that will earn points for an action in the Sustainable Jersey
for Schools program. $2,000 grants can be used for school green team
expenses. Funding does not have to be for project specific activities.
Grant funding may be
used for a project that will earn points for an action in the
Sustainable Jersey for Schools program. Eligible expenses include
salary, stipends, supplies, materials, consultants, contractor
service fees, equipment, program and educational materials.
The online application deadline is Tuesday, October 31,
NJ Healthy Communities Network Call for
Proposals for 2018 Community Grants Program
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New Jersey Healthy Communities Network is seeking Letters of
Intent (LOI) for the 2018 Community Grants Program.
- This initiative will
fund up to 60 organizations.
- Grants of up to
$20,000 for twenty-four months will be awarded. Note:
Year 2 funding is contingent upon compliance in Year 1 and
availability of funding.
- The aim of the
initiative is to prevent chronic disease and improve health by
advancing environment, policy, and system change; and enhancing
the built environment to support healthy eating and active
living. Supported projects are creating a culture of
health by increasing food access and opportunities for physical
activity in communities, schools, places of worship, early care
and education, neighborhoods, and municipalities.
- Letter of Intent
(LOI) is mandatory and due no later than September 13, 2017 by 5
pm ET. Applications
from organizations that have not submitted an LOI by September
13, 2017 at 5 pm ET will not be considered.
Please submit LOI via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org with subject
line: 2018 NJHCN LOI.
The LOI must be submitted as a PDF with filename: 2018 LOI
<ApplicantName> (example: 2018 LOI Trenton Health Department)
The LOI should be addressed to: New Jersey Healthy
Communities Network, 2018 Call For Proposals, Attn: Selection
The LOI should include the following:
- Name of Applicant
- Primary Contact Name
- Primary Email
- Primary Phone Number
- Organization Overview
(mission, vision and history)
- Project Title (name
- Project Location
(where you will do the work - include municipalitie(s) and
- Tell us why the
project is needed in the intended location. Note:
Grantees will be required to choose from a list of strategies,
available when the online application launches.
- Statement of Intent
to submit an online application by October 20, 2017.
Online application opens Monday, September 18, 2017. Those
who submit an LOI by September 18, 2017 will receive a link to the
online application form to submit final applications.
Online application closes Friday, October 20, 2017.
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