The Transportation Alternatives funding program is a set-aside of the Surface Transportation Block Grant. Projects completed with these funds can be of a variety of smaller-scale transportation projects such as pedestrian and bicycle facilities, recreational trails, Safe Routes to School projects, community improvements such as historice preservation and vegetation management, and environmental mitigation related to stormwater and habitate connectivity.
Note: Until the FAST Act, this was a stand-alone program: Transportation Alternatives Program, or TAP. All projects and activities formerly eligible under TAP are still eligible for the Transportation Alternatives set-aside funds.
In addition to defined Transportation Alternatives (described above), the following projects or activities are also eligible:
Dues-paying members of PPUATS are eligible to apply for funding. Other governmental entities within the Metropolitan Planning Area (MPA) are eligible only with co-sponsorship by one of the PPUATS members.
Examples of Non-PPUATS, eligible project co-sponsors:
The last competitive funding cycle took place in Fall 2015. Stay tuned for future funding announcements.