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Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) & Guidance

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The Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) provides funding for projects defined as transportation alternatives, including 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; recreational trail program projects; and safe routes to school projects.

Program Announcement

Here is the schedule:

  • Letters of Interest link is live October 1st and Letters of Interest will be due October 31st.
  • Central Office to review Letters of Interest for eligibility November 1st to November 30th.
  • TAP Application link will go live December 1st and applications will be due January 31st.
  • Applications will be reviewed and scored by Selection Committee February 1st to March 10th. 
  • Selection Committee meets in March.
  • Award will go to Governance Board for April meeting
  • Award notification immediately after awards OK’d from Governance Board

This schedule gives applicants an opportunity to apply for multiple ODOT funding sources in the same application year.  For example, if your project has eligible items for TAP and Small City, applicants will now have their Small City decision before the TAP letter of Interest is due and can make necessary changes based on the results of the Small City application.

Application Requirements

Local Programs staff maintain and update guidelines and forms regularly to assist local public agencies with the Transportation Alternatives Program funding process.

Download the latest version of the guidance document under Attachment.