The federal Transportation Alternatives Program is an annual competitive application process where projects are submitted to the TPA and then ranked and prioritized for funding. Funded projects enter into a grant reimbursement agreement with the Florida Dept. of Transportation (FDOT).
Approximately $3M has been allocated annually in recent years to fund Transportation Alternatives (TA) projects in Palm Beach County
Projects selected for funding by the TPA will be constructed in FY 22
Municipal, county, state, federal agencies and tribal councils.
Safe Routes to School project applicants include public schools or school districts, private schools, health departments, colleges and universities.
Eligible TA Funding Activities
Construction of on-road and off-road trail facilities for pedestrians, bicyclists, and other non-motorized forms of transportation
Construction of infrastructure-related projects and systems that will provide safe routes for non-drivers
Conversion and use of abandoned railroad corridors for trails
Safe Routes to School non-infrastructure-related activities to encourage walking and bicycling to school.
Note: Florida’s Safe Routes to School Non-Infrastructure application must accompany this application to be considered for funding.
The total construction amount of Transportation Alternative Program (TAP) funds requested per projects (infrastructure) must be in excess of $250,000 with a maximum project amount of $1,000,000
TAP funds will be used to fund Construction and FDOT in-house support activities.
Local Funds (LF) will be used for all non-participating items, contingency activities, Construction Engineering and Inspection Activities (CEI), and any costs in excess of the awarded funding TAP allocation.
Applications must be submitted online via the TPA website.
Applications must include all required documents.
Applications will be scored and ranked via the TPA Board approved scoring system.
The TPA Board makes the final determination regarding inclusion of an application on the TPA Priority Projects List and may waive any of the above requirements.