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Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) Grant

Grants to Florida Agencies, Schools, and Tribal Governments
for Infrastructure Improvements in Palm Beach County

Agency Type:

Local

Funding Source:

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Palm Beach Transportation Planning Agency (TPA)

Deadline Date:

03/02/18 5:00 PM

Description:

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Grants to Florida government agencies, tribal councils, and schools for infrastructure projects that will provide safe routes and make transportation easier for non-motorized users in Palm Beach County. Funding is also available for historic preservation programs and construction of recreational trails.

Eligible projects are as follows:
- Sidewalks
- Bicycle Infrastructure
- Pedestrian and Bicycle signals
- Traffic calming
- Lighting and other safety-related infrastructure
- Safe Routes to School for non-drivers, including safe routes to transit
- Safe Routes to School (infrastructure and noninfrastructure, including Safe Routes to School Coordinator)
- Conversion of abandoned railroad corridors to trails for non-motorized transportation users
- Recreation trails
- Boulevard and main street projects that promote economic revitalization and follow “complete streets” principles
- Historic Preservation
- Transit-Oriented development (TOD) infrastructure is also eligible and encouraged, if it includes one of the above project categories.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 142270

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$310,000,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant Reimbursement Minimum: $250,000
Grant Reimbursement Maximum: $1,000,000

Term of Contract:

Projects selected for funding by the TPA will be constructed in FY 22.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible project sponsors
- Local governments
- Regional Transportation authorities
- Transit Agencies
- Natural Resource or Public Land Agencies
- School District, local education agencies, or schools
- Tribal governments

Nonprofits are eligible to partner with any eligible entity, but are not eligible as direct grant recipients.

Pre-proposal Conference:

A workshop for potential applicants was held on Dec. 19, 2017.

View presentation slides: http://www.palmbeachtpa.org/static/sitefiles/Funding_Programs/TPA_Funding_Programs_Workshop_for_the_2018_Application_Cycle.pdf

View video of presentation: https://youtu.be/ydjiG4WSbA4

Pre-Application Information:

Grant Timeline

- December 15, 2017: Program Kick-off. PBTPA approves program. Staff distributes the procedure and application process information to Palm Beach agencies and posts to website.
- December 19, 2017: Joint Applicant Workshop. FDOT and TPA staff to review application requirements, scoring criteria, and schedule and project implementation options.
- December 19, 2017 thru February 23, 2018: TPA and/or FDOT Staff Consultation. Applicants are encouraged to schedule an appointment to speak with TPA and FDOT representatives to discuss project specifics and clarify application requirements.
Project Reviews by Applicant. Prior to application submittal, project applicants are encouraged to have qualified staff conduct field reviews to ensure that potential projects are “constructible” and require no right-of way acquisition.
- March 2, 2018: Applications Due to TPA. Completed applications to be submitted by project applicants via TPA website.
- March 3 – March 16, 2018: TPA Application Screening. TPA staff will screen applications for completeness and then determine a pre-eligibility ranking for those projects that appear to be eligible and “constructible”.
- March 19, 2018: TPA Submits Project List and Tentative Ranking to FDOT. TPAs submit applications and a summary list of candidate projects with tentative project rankings to the Program Management Office for project feasibility assessment and eligibility determination.
- April 5, 2018: Applicant Presentations to BTPAC and TPA Staff. BTPAC will rank projects according to committee priority.
- May 1, 2018: Resolution of Support Due to TPA. Project sponsors must submit their resolution to commit to funding of operations and maintenance of the project.
- May 25, 2018: FDOT D4 returns Eligibility Determinations. TPA shares eligibility issues with applicants and creates draft priority ranking for eligible projects.
- May 29 – July 2, 2018: Applicants to Resolve Outstanding Eligibility Issues.
- Draft Priority List to Committees: July 11-12, 2018: Committees will be given opportunity to review draft priority ranking and provide input for TPA Board consideration..
- Final Priority List to TPA Board: July 19, 2018: TPA Board approves final Priority Project List.
- August 1, 2018: Submit Project Priorities to FDOT. The TPA submits an adopted list of finalized priority projects to the FDOT D4 Program Management Office and notifies sponsors of final priority rankings.

How to apply: http://www.palmbeachtpa.org/TA-How-To-Submit-A-Project

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online: http://www.palmbeachtpa.org/forms/TA-application

Andrew Uhlir, Transportation Improvement Program Coordinator
AUhlir@PalmBeachTPA.org

Sabrina Aubery, PE, District Program Administration Engineer
Sabrina.Aubrey@dot.state.fl.us
954.777.4554

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Florida: Palm Beach County