Starting August 5, 2016, applications will be accepted for the 2016 Transportation Alternatives Program. All applications are due on or before November 10, 2016
The Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) was established by Congress in 2012 under MAP-21 and FAST Act in 2015, and is funded through a set-aside of the Federal-aid Highway Program. TAP provides federal funds
for community based "non-traditional"
projects designed to strengthen the
cultural, aesthetic and environmental
aspects of the nation's intermodal
system. TAP projects must relate to
This program is being administered
by the New Jersey Department of Transportation
(NJDOT), in partnership with the North
Jersey Transportation Planning Authority
(NJTPA), the Delaware Valley Regional
Planning Commission (DVRPC) and the
South Jersey Transportation Planning
All applications for
TAP are to be submitted online
through SAGE (System
for Administering Grants Electronically).
A committee is charged with
applying the selection criteria and
preparing the recommended list of projects
for approval by the Commissioner of
Transportation. Solicitation packages
are sent to every municipality
and county inviting them to submit
an application. Nonprofit organizations
will not be directly eligible to apply
for this solicitation. However, nonprofit
organizations may partner with a local
public agency that will assume responsibility
and administration for the grant.
For this solicitation, eligible projects
must fall into one of the following
- Design and construction of on-road and off-road trail facilities for pedestrians, bicyclists, and other non-motorized forms of transportation.
- Conversion and use of abandoned railroad corridors for trails for pedestrians, bicyclists, and other non-motorized transportation users.
- Construction of scenic turnouts, overlooks, and viewing areas .
- Historic preservation and rehabilitation of historic transportation facilities both land and water such as building structures and canals.
- Community improvement activities, specifically: streetscaping and corridor landscaping.
- Environmental mitigation to address stormwater management, control, and water pollution prevention or abatement related to highway construction or due to highway runoff.
- Reduce vehicle-caused wildlife mortality or to restore and maintain connectivity among terrestrial or aquatic habitats.
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