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for Projects to Enhance Local Transportation

Transportation and Community Development Initiative (TCDI) Program Grant

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Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC)

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04/27/22 5:00 PM


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Grants to Pennsylvania county and municipal government agencies and transit agencies for projects to enhance local transportation. Funding may be used for design, analysis, and planning activities for a long-term plan to enhance the efficiency of the transportation system.

The Transportation and Community Development Initiative (TCDI) provides grants to undertake early
stage planning, analysis or design initiatives that implement the region’s long-range plan,
Connections 2045, and enhance or improve the efficiency of the regional transportation system. This initiative focuses on linking land use and transportation planning and supports funding programs outlined in the 2021 Infrastructure Bill by:

  • Supporting local plans in areas designated for growth or redevelopment;
  • Improving the region’s quality of life to retain and attract businesses and residents;
  • Enhancing the efficiency of the transportation system between all modes for people and
  • Reducing congestion by promoting and encouraging the use of transit, bike, and pedestrian
    transportation modes and other travel demand management strategies;
  • Improving the resiliency of the transportation system and mitigating stormwater impacts; and
  • Protecting our environment through growth management, land preservation, and smart

Eligible Activities: TCDI supports land use and transportation plans that implement the goals and principles outlined in DVRPC’s long-range plan that provide a direct nexus to the transportation system. Eligible activities may include early-stage design, feasibility studies, travel demand management plans, marketing assessments, plans and ordinances. 

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GrantWatch ID#: 142703

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There is a soft maximum cap grant of $100,000 for single municipal planning projects and $175,000 for multi-municipal projects. Note: There is a soft minimum floor grant of $50,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

TCDI grants are available to all Pennsylvania municipal and county governments, transit agencies and Transportation Management Associations (TMAs) located in DVRPC’s five-county Pennsylvania region.

County governments may apply on behalf of one or several communities for individual projects, and for county-wide projects. Previous TCDI projects have successfully created new multi-municipal initiatives and such approaches are expressly encouraged, including city-suburban collaborations.

Ineligible Activities: Acquisition of land or buildings, infrastructure or site preparation, preliminary and final engineering, bid/construction documentation, or general construction.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Prospective Pennsylvania applicants are strongly encouraged to attend an informational webinar on February 14th at 9:30 am to review the TCDI application process and new administration procedures for FY23.


This webinar will be recorded.

Pre-Application Information:

Application Deadline: April 27, 2022 at 5:00PM.

- February 1, 2022: Pennsylvania TCDI Program Guide released
- February 14, 2022: Program Information webinar
- April 27, 2022: Applications and attachments due
- May 31, 2022: Resolution submittal deadline
- June 7, 2022: Recommended projects presented to Regional Technical Committee (RTC)
- June 23, 2022: Project Selection by DVRPC Board
- July 1, 2022: Funding available
- June 30, 2024: Project Completion deadline
- August 31, 2024: Final invoices and progress reports due
- December 31, 2024: Resolution of acceptance/adoption due

All applicants will be notified no later than June 24, 2022, of the Board’s action via email.

Contact Information:

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

Apply online:

All questions regarding the application and guidelines must be addressed via email to

190 N. Independence Mall West, 8th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19106-1520

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