Grant Applications Now Being Accepted for Transportation Alternatives Program

The Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) is seeking proposals for projects that would be funded through the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP). Created last year under MAP-21, the TAP Program offers funding to eligible activities including projects to provide safe routes for non-drivers, community improvement activities and environmental mitigation activities. Projects may include on and off-road facilities for pedestrians, bicyclists and other non-motorized transportation.

To be eligible, projects must have a sponsor who  has committed at least 20% of project costs. However, as the website indicates, projects that provide more than the minimum 20% cash match will be considered stronger and more qualified applicants during the selection process.

SHA will accept applications through May 15.

More detailed information can be found on SHA’s website.  The TAP Application Manual can be found here.