The 2019 Local Initiatives Application Cycle closed on March 1, 2019.
Application Tools: This link is provided to support applications that were previously submitted prior to the deadline of March 1, 2019, in order to meet additional deadlines in the 2019 funding cycle. These materials may also serve as examples for future funding cycles, although materials and requirements are subject to change each year.
The adopted Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) allocates around $20 million annually of Federal Surface Transportation Program funds to advance lower-cost, non-regionally significant transportation projects identified by our communities. The Local Initiatives (LI) program is an annual competitive application process where projects are submitted to the TPA and prioritized for funding. Funded projects are either implemented by the applicant and funded through a grant reimbursement agreement or they are implemented by FDOT. Eligible entities include municipal, county, state, federal agencies and tribal counties.
Eligible projects include complete streets, including lane narrowing, lane repurposing, bicycle and pedestrian facilities, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), operational improvements, signing and lighting; transit vehicles and facilities, including paying up to 50% of a 3-year turn-key contract for new transit service; and freight efficiency improvements, including airport & seaport off-site capacity improvements, truck movements, and railway capacity. For more details about Eligible Project Sponsors and Project Eligibility select the "Program Overview" link above.For a list of TA projects awarded in past years, click below.