What do you have on TAP? Funding for non-motorized forms of transportation.

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Rattlesnake Bluff Trail

MnDOT’s Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) is designed to help local communities and regional agencies obtain money for non-motorized forms of transportation. Here’s what you need to know about the program. 

WHO’S ELIGIBLE:
Local governments, regional transportation authorities, transit agencies, tribal governments, school districts, schools, and natural resource/public land agencies.

WHAT IT’S FOR:
The Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) provides grants to local communities and regional agencies for construction, planning, and design of on-road and off-road trail facilities for non-motorized forms of transportation. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Sidewalks
  • Bicycle infrastructure
  • Pedestrian and bicycle signals
  • Projects needed to achieve compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
  • Safe routes for non-drivers to access daily needs, such as crosswalks
  • Conversion of abandoned railroad corridors for trails for non-motorized users
  • Construction of turnouts/overlooks/viewing areas
  • Environmental mitigation activities, including pollution prevention


TYPE OF FUNDING:
Grant with a required minimum local match of 20%. Maximum award amounts vary by region.

APPLICATION PROCESS AND DEADLINE:
Applicants need to submit a Letter of Intent by October of each year that outlines key components of their project. After review by a program representative, eligible applicants will be contacted to discuss the steps needed to submit a full application. Full applications are typically submitted in December and grant recipients are announced the following spring.

RESOURCES:
TAP website

FUNDING SUCCESS:
Widseth Smith Nolting recently helped the City of Blackduck receive funding through TAP for a trail project.

If you have a project that needs funding, contact one of Widseth Smith Nolting’s funding specialists today.

Pat Conroy
Pat.Conroy@wsn.us.com
218-770-5956

Jordan Lee
Jordan.Lee@wsn.us.com
701-765-8001