The Transportation Alternatives Program is a federal reimbursement program intended to help local sponsors fund community-based projects that expand non-motorized travel choices and enhance the transportation experience by improving the cultural, historical, and environmental aspects of the transportation infrastructure. The program does not fund traditional roadway projects or maintenance. The program focuses on providing pedestrian and bicycle facilities and community improvements. The Transportation Alternatives Program continues prior legislation of this kind by expanding travel choices, strengthening local economy, improving quality of life, and protecting the environment. Popular projects include bicycle and pedestrian trails, historic transportation structure preservation, and roadway pull-offs and overlooks.
The VDOT Local Assistance Division is hosting a Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) Pre-Application Training webinar on Wednesday, April 5 from 10 a.m. until noon. The TAP Pre-Application Training webinar is strongly recommended for localities and other project partners who are interested in submitting an application for TAP funding in the FY25/26 cycle. Interested parties are also strongly encouraged to discuss proposed project ideas and budgets with District VDOT staff prior to submitting a pre-application.
This year’s TAP application schedule is as follows:
- Pre-application workshop webinar: April 5 from 10 a.m. until noon (Register here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VZBMB5P)
Pre-applications open on May 15
Pre-applications are due by June 30
Pre-applications reopen on August 15
Full application are due by October 2
Fiscal year 2025 funding becomes available on October 1, 2024 for approved projects
For more information on the TAP program, including applicant and project eligibility, refer to the TAP webpage and guidance: https://www.virginiadot.org/business/prenhancegrants.asp
If you have any questions please contact VACo staff and we will be sure to point you in the right direction.
VACo Contact: James Hutzler