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 CLOSED. A link to all 2023 Transportation Alternatives applications received can be found in the link below.
2023 Transportation Alternatives Applications Received
|January 6, 2023||Call for Applications is released|
|April 12, 2023 3:00 PM MST||Application period closes|
|July/August 2023||Application scoring is complete and tentative awarded projects announced|
|September/October 2023||Tentative awarded projects presented to the Transportation Commission for approval|
|November/December 2023||Funding, Construction & Maintenance Agreements are executed for each project|
|January – May 2024||Project development begins|
|2025 – 2027||Project bidding and construction|
If you have questions about the TA Program, please contact:
Transportation Alternatives Engineer
Montana Department of Transportation
* 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.