On July 6, 2012, the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) was signed into law. This is the first long-term highway authorization since 2005 and expires September 30, 2014.
The Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) was created under MAP-21.
The TAP provides funding for surface transportation projects such as on- and off-road pedestrian and bicycle facilities, infrastructure projects for improving non-driver access to public transportation and enhanced mobility, community improvement activities, and environmental mitigation; safe routes to school projects; and projects for planning, designing, or constructing boulevards and other roadways largely in the right-of-way of former Interstate System routes or other divided highways
Applying for Funding
The OLP will be accepting applications for TAP funds through October 24, 2013. Please contact the Office of Local Programs if you have any questions.
2013 TAP Application and Instructions
FHWA TAP Website
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) website for the Transportation Alternatives Program.
FHWA TAP Program Guidance
Final FHWA Guidance (June 10, 2013) for the Transportation Alternatives Program. This includes definitions of eligible applicants and activities under the program.