The Department of Transportation, in consultation with the Transportation Safety Committee, shall establish a safe routes to schools program to assist communities in identifying and reducing barriers and hazards to children walking or bicycling to and from school.
The department may provide the following kinds of assistance:
Technical services and advice;
Public information and education; and
Evaluation and measurement of community programs.
If the department awards grants under this section:
The department shall award grants for all of the following:
No one grant is required to include moneys for all the components specified in paragraph (a) of this subsection; and
The department shall adopt rules specifying criteria that will be used in awarding grants.