State Aid Grants
Applications for State Aid grants are now accepted until July 1, 2020!
NJDOT provides state-aid grants to counties and municipalities for traditional and non-traditional transportation initiatives. Grants are available for the following programs:
This program has assisted many municipalities in funding local transportation projects, and all municipalities in New Jersey are eligible to apply. NJDOT specifically encourages applications for pedestrian safety improvements, bikeways, and streetscapes, hoping to award 10% of all Municipal Aid funds for these projects specifically.
Click here for more information on Municipal Aid grants.
This program will award grants for transportation projects that enhance walking, biking, and/or transit ridership within ½ mile of the transit facility. Municipalities must already be designated as Transit Villages by the Commissioner of Transportation and the inter-agency Transit Village Task Force in order to apply.
Not sure if your municipality is a transit village? See the list of eligible towns.
Click here for more information on Transit Villages grants.
This program is intended to fund bicycle projects that create new bike path mileage, working towards NJDOT’s goal of 1,000 miles of dedicated bikeways in New Jersey. All counties and municipalities are encouraged to apply in order to enhance bicycling in their communities. Special consideration will be given to bikeways physically separated from vehicle traffic, but on-road bike lanes or other bike routes are also eligible for funding.
Click here for more information on Bikeways grants.
This program is designed to encourage counties and municipalities to construct safe and accessible pedestrian linkages to transit facilities, in order to promote increased usage of transit by all segments of the population.
Click here for more information on Safe Streets to Transit grants.
Interested in applying? Please keep the following in mind:
- All projects must be ADA compliant.
- Construction must occur within 24 months from the date of grant notification.
- You may apply and receive funding for more than one program or for more than one project, however a separate application is required for each project and program.
- Application submission deadlines vary but are offered each year. Check with your Local Aid District Office.
- You are encouraged to reach out to your Local Aid District Office for application assistance and submission deadlines.
The NJDOT website offers more details about each program as well as guidance on ADA compliance.
Applications must be submitted online through NJDOT’s online grants management system, SAGE.
All applicants will be required to submit 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.
Below is some information from NJDOT that would be helpful to review before preparing and submitting your grant application:
- Visit the Local Aid Resource Center
- The NJDOT website offers more details about each program
- Contact your Local Aid District Office for application assistance and questions.
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.