Overview of the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) grant process
On 24 May 2022, MRT conducted a presentation with the Active Living Communities of Practice (ALCP) on important aspects of the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) grants. Many communities seek these grants to support improvements to their active transportation infrastructure. Recently, MoDOT released the 2022 TAP Call for Projects, which gives detailed information on the requirements for attaining TAP funding.
Watch the presentation here:
There are several important details to account for if a community considers applying for TAP funding, which are outlined in MoDOT's 2022 TAP Call for Projects:
•Construction of on-road and off-road trail facilities for pedestrians, bicyclists, and other non-motorized 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;
•Construction 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;
•Conversion and use of abandoned railroad corridors for trails for pedestrians, bicyclists, or other non-motorized transportation users; and
•Construction of infrastructure-related projects to improve the ability of students to walk and bicycle to school, including sidewalk improvements, traffic calming and speed reduction improvements, pedestrian and bicycle crossing improvements, on-street bicycle facilities, off-street bicycle and pedestrian facilities, secure bicycle parking facilities, and traffic diversion improvements in the vicinity of schools.
2022 important dates:
•May 11th: TAP Call for Projects released
•June 30th: Deadline for TAP 2022 project on MoDOT right-of-way to be submitted to Area Engineer for review
•July 15th: Applications due by 4:00 PM to District Staff
•July 16th-September 16th: TAP project evaluation (project ineligibility letters mailed, if necessary)
•September 30th: Anticipated award announcements
Documents to review that are included in the TAP Call for Projects:
One important highlight of this year's process is that for FY 2022 and FY 2023, there is nearly four times the normal allotted funding for TAP projects.
Watch the 'Overview of the TAP Grant Process presentation, and review the 2022 MoDOT TAP Call for Projects for detailed information. For specific questions, you can connect with your MoDOT District Representative or Laura Ellen at Laura.Ellen@modot.mo.gov or (314) 275-1542.