SCHOOL BUS ROUTES PROGRAM (SBR)
NEW MEXICO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
The School Bus Route Program was created to provide funds to Municipalities for projects where the School District will work with the counties developing and contracting construction and maintenance projects.
Deadline to Apply
Counties, School Districts
The Local Government Road Fund will provide 75% of the project cost. The entity must provide a 25% match. This is a disbursement program, an entity can request the disbursement of funds once construction of a project has commenced.
Funding Potential for Award- Approximately 3 million is available annually
Range of Awards $50,000.00 to $300,000.00
Funding Cycle – Duration – The expiration of these funds are 18 months from the fiscal year start. Example FY 16 awards expire on December 30, 2017.
Source of Funds – Local Government Road Fund
Deadline Project proposals must be received by March 15th of each year
How to Apply Local Entities shall submit a complete project proposal addressed to the District Engineer containing the following:
: Letter of intent from governing body or agency head. Must list scope, termini & reference estimated project cost.
: Location of proposed project including route designation & termini – include a map showing the location.
: Scope of work to be performed.
: Project estimate, including the amount of State participation requested.
: Justification for project construction.
: Certification that proposed work is on a public highway and necessary for the public good and convenience and to serve the public of the municipality, county and/or school district.
Selection Criteria & Decision Authority Each District will review the project proposal and assure that the project qualifies for the funding. When awarding funds they take into account past awards and proposed project cost.
NMSA 1978 67.3.28
NMSA 1978 18.104.22.168