2016 Grant Funding for the Transportation Alternatives Program
Applications are due November 10, 2016!
On August 5, 2016, the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) announced the solicitation for the 2016 Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP). This federally funded program is administered by NJDOT, in partnership with the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA), the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC), and the South Jersey Transportation Planning Organization (SJTPO).
For this solicitation, eligible projects must fall into one of the following 7 categories:
- Design and construction of on-road and off-road trail facilities for pedestrians, bicyclists and other non-motorized forms of vehicles.
- 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 sure to highway runoff.
- Reduce vehicle-caused wildlife mortality or to restore and maintain connectivity among terrestrial or aquatic habitats.
All applicants will be required to submit TAP applications online using SAGE (System for Administering Grants. If you belong to a county or municipality you already have an Authorized Official registered with access to SAGE.
If you belong to any other type of organization, you may request access as an Authorized Official directly through NJDOT SAGE.
TAP Application Screen Shots (PDF) from SAGE are available to assist with applying.
Transportation Alternative Program (TAP) Grants are community-based, non-traditional transportation projects (land and water) which expand travel choice, strengthen the local economy, improve the quality of life and protect the environment. For additional information on TAP grants, go to NJDOT’s website.
- Presentation at Grant Workshops (PDF) — If you attended any of our grant workshops in the spring, here is the presentation from NJDOT which includes both Safe Routes to School and TAP grant information.
- Listing of 2014 TAP grant recipients
- The TAP Handbook 2016 from the NJDOT contains information about eligibility, program requirements and how to complete the application.
- TAP Application Screen Shots can assist with applying.
- TAP FAQs 2016 from NJDOT
- TAP Grant Strategies and Tips gives quick bits of information to help make a grant application stronger.
- Sample Resolution of Support for Municipality (Word).
- Letters of Support for grant applications must be addressed to the grant applicant (e.g. municipality, school) NOT to the NJ Department of Transportation. Here is a Template Letter of Support for TAP Grant Application (Word)
- Contact your Safe Routes Regional Coordinator with any questions about the grant applications.
- Create a map of the location of your TAP or Safe Routes to School project using Google Maps! Check out the simple tutorial below:
Other Funding Sources
There are also a number of other sources of funds available for walk and bike projects — both federal and state funded programs. View the Summary of Grant Sources (PDF) for more information.