The federal Transportation Alternatives Program (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.
Funding for this program was authorized under the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) which expires September 30, 2014.
Additional eligibility information may be found in the FHWA TAP Program Guidance.
Applying for Funding
Funds for areas with a population over 200,000 are suballocated to the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for that area. The MPO is responsible for holding a competitive application cycle for projects. Once projects are selected and eligibility is determined, the projects are then administered through the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. The MPOs may select projects from any community within their planning boundaries even if the community's population is less than 200,000.
The MPOs receiving suballocated funding are:
Please contact your MPO for questions related to the suballocated TAP funding.
State Application Cycle
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will be accepting applications for TAP funding beginning August 1, 2014 and ending September 30, 2014. Applicants will need to complete the TAP application (TC 20-36) and the LPA Certification of Responsibility (TC 20-37).
Applicants selected to receive funding will be notified once selections have been made.
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.