Transportation Alternatives Program - Metropolitan Planning Organization +200,000 population selected
CSFA Number: 494-00-1461
Agency Name
Department Of Transportation (494)
Agency Contact
Lee Ann Prather
(217) 524-3509
Short Description
The TAP program provides a fund source for a variety of smaller-scale transportation projects such as pedestrian and bicycle facilities, recreational trails, safe routes to school projects, community improvements such as historic preservation and vegetation management, and environmental mitigation related to stormwater and habitat connectivity.
Subject Area
Government Services
Program Function
Enabling Legislation
23 USC 133 (h)
Objectives and Goals
Provide transportation alternatives.
Types of Assistance
Project Grants
Uses and Restrictions
All TAP projects to be funded through a competitive process. Eligible applicants include all entities that were eligible to apply for TAP funds. Further uses and restrictions are available per MPO. Non-profit organizations are only eligible applicants for safety related projects.
Eligibility Requirements
Eligible projects include but are not limited to, contingent upon individual MPOs requirements: A. Construction, planning, and design of on-road and off-road trail facilities for pedestrians, bicyclists, and other nonmotorized forms of transportation, including sidewalks, bicycle infrastructure, pedestrian and bicycle signals, traffic calming techniques, lighting and other safety-related infrastructure, and transportation projects to achieve compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 USC 12101 et seq.). B. Construction, planning, and design of infrastructure-related projects and systems that will provide safe routes for non-drivers, including children, older adults, and individuals with disabilities to access daily needs. C. Conversion and use of abandoned railroad corridors for trails for pedestrians, bicyclists, or other nonmotorized transportation users. D. Construction of turnouts, overlooks, and viewing areas. E. Community improvement activities, which include but are not limited to: i. inventory, control, or removal of outdoor advertising; ii. historic preservation and rehabilitation of historic transportation facilities; iii. vegetation management practices in transportation rights-of-way to improve roadway safety, prevent against invasive species, and provide erosion control; and iv. archaeological activities relating to impacts from implementation of a transportation project eligible under title 23. F. Any environmental mitigation activity, including pollution prevention and pollution abatement activities and mitigation to- i. address stormwater management, control, and water pollution prevention or abatement related to highway construction or due to highway runoff, including activities described in sections 133(b)(11), 328(a), and 329 of title 23; or ii. reduce vehicle-caused wildlife mortality or to restore and maintain connectivity among terrestrial or aquatic habitats. G. Planning, designing, or constructing boulevards and other roadways largely in the right-of-way of former Interstate System routes or other divided highways.
Eligible Applicants
Government Organizations; Nonprofit Organizations;
Application and Award Processing
MPOs in IL that are over 200,000 in population, termed a Transportation Management Area (TMA)
Assistance Consideration
Depending upon MPO
Post Assistance Requirements
Depending upon MPO
Regulations, Guidelines, Literature
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2015 : $10,000,000
FY 2016 : $10,000,000
FY 2017 : $10,000,000
FY 2018 : $10,000,000
FY 2019 : $10,000,000
FY 2020 : $10,000,000
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities
Agency IDAward RangeApplication Range
Details19-1461-01$100000 - $1000000001/15/2019 - 03/15/2019 : 5:00 PM