Creating Safe Routes to School Programs in Tribal Communities in California

tribal guide imageAlthough California is recognized as a leader in the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) movement, many Native American tribes in California have not benefitted from the positive public health, safety, and environmental outcomes that SRTS programs are celebrating throughout California. Creating Safe Routes to School Programs in Tribal Communities in California provides education and resources for California’s tribal communities regarding developing a SRTS program and applying for funds to support a SRTS program. This guide outlines some of the first steps to addressing the challenges to accessing SRTS funding as well as opportunities for tribes to consider when exploring options to develop SRTS activities for children and families in Indian Country in California. Topics addressed in the Guide include: steps to addressing some of the challenges to developing a SRTS project including gathering data and conducting community outreach; an overview of SRTS program activities and examples of activities that have been conducted in Tribal communities; and strategies for developing a SRTS plan.