Transportation Enhancements
Transportation Enhancements (TE) are transportation-related activities that are designed to strengthen the cultural, aesthetic, historic, and environmental aspects of our transportation infrastructure. Federal funding is available to local governments, universities, and state agencies to provide support for transportation and community improvement projects. 
Applying for Funding
The Office of Local Programs is not currently accepting TE applications.  The next application cycle dates are unknown at this time. 
Eligible Activities
At a minimum, all projects must have a relationship to the surface transportation system and fall under one of the following twelve eligible categories to be considered for TE funding:
  • Pedestrian & bicycle facilities
  • Pedestrian & bicyclist safety and education
  • Acquisition of scenic or historic easements & sites, including battlefields
  • Scenic or historic highway programs
  • Landscaping and Scenic beautification
  • Historic preservation
  • Historic transportation buildings
  • Rail corridor preservation
  • Inventory, control, and removal of outdoor advertising
  • Archaeological planning and research
  • Environmental mitigation
  • Transportation museums
For more detailed information on eligible activities, please see the Kentucky Guidelines.
FHWA Transportation Enhancements Site
This site provides program guidance, legislation, funding data from the Federal Highway Administration.

Kentucky Department for Local Government
The Department for Local Government provides financial help in the way of grant and loan assistance, as well as advising local governments in matters of budget, personnel, and other issues relevant to those entities. The Kentucky State Clearinghouse is located within this department.

National Transportation Enhancements Clearinghouse
This site provides information on how communities can use TE funds to revitalize the transportation experience.

Kentucky Bicycle & Pedestrian Program
The Kentucky Bicycle & Pedestrian Program is located in the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet's Division of Planning.
Contact Information Contact Info
Office of Local Programs
Transportation Enhancements
200 Mero Street, 6th Floor East
Frankfort, KY 40622
Phone: (502) 564-2060
Fax: (502) 564-6615
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 Documents and Forms

KY Transportation Enhancements Guidelines.pdfKY Transportation Enhancements Guidelines
Office of Local Programs Progress Report Form.docxOffice of Local Programs Progress Report Form
Office of Local Programs Project Closure Form.docxOffice of Local Programs Project Closure Form
Office of Local Programs Reimbursement Request Form.docxOffice of Local Programs Reimbursement Request Form