The Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP), aka Surface Transportation Block Grant Set-Aside Program, provides funding for programs and projects defined as transportation alternatives including: on- and off-road pedestrian and bicycle facilities, infrastructure projects for improving non-driver access to public transportation, environmental mitigation, and safe routes to school projects. Each year, approximately $1.2 million is available in TAP funding for our region.
The schedule for the Transportation Alternative Program follows the federal fiscal year (FFY), which is October 1 – September 30.
October — Application process opens
December — Applications are due
January — Public comment period
January — Applicants present projects to MPO Funding Subcommittee
February — MPO Funding Subcommittee recommends project awards
March — Recommended awards presented to MPO Policy Committee
April — MPO Policy Committee votes on final awards
The application process is outlined and cataloged each year on the MPO’s website. Click on the appropriate years below to review forms, guidelines, completed applications and additional information.