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Transportation Alternatives Program

The Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act eliminates the MAP-21 Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) and replaces it with a set-aside of Surface Transportation Block Grant (STBG) program funding for transportation alternatives (TA). These set-aside funds include all projects and activities that were previously eligible under TAP*.

The law requires selection of projects through a competitive process. The application period is currently closed. Below is the FFY 2015-2016 awarded project announcement. The call for applications for FFY 2017-2018 funding will occur in summer/fall 2016.

If you have questions about the TA program, please contact:

Dave Holien

Acting TA/CTEP Engineer
Montana Department of Transportation
406-444-6118 |

* Eligible activities include a variety of smaller-scale transportation projects such as pedestrian and bicycle facilities, recreational trails, safe routes to school projects, community improvements such as historic preservation and vegetation management, and environmental mitigation related to stormwater and habitat connectivity. Montana's Recreational Trails Program is administered by the Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks Department. RTP applicants can also apply for TA and RTP funding. MDT and FWP will keep each agency informed of awards granted through their programs. Information on the RTP can be found on the Recreation Grants website.