Solicitation is now open for the 2023 Transportation Alternatives Set Aside Program Grants. This funding is available for non-traditional transportation projects including facilities for pedestrians, bicyclists, and other non-motorized forms of vehicles. Types of organizations eligible for this funding include local government, transit agency, MPOs, and non-profits. The total program funding this year, has reached $25.2 million, $15.3 million more than in previous years.
For this solicitation, eligible projects must fall into one of the following seven categories:
- Design and construction of on-road and off-road trail facilities for pedestrians, bicyclists, and other non-motorized forms of transportation.
- Conversion and use of abandoned railroad corridors for trails for pedestrians, bicyclists, and other non-motorized transportation users.
- Construction of scenic turnouts, overlooks, and viewing areas.
- Historic preservation and rehabilitation of historic transportation facilities both land and water such as building structures and canals.
- Community improvement activities, specifically: streetscaping and corridor landscaping.
- Environmental mitigation to address stormwater management, control, and water pollution prevention or abatement related to highway construction or due to highway runoff.
- Reduce vehicle-caused wildlife mortality or to restore and maintain connectivity among terrestrial or aquatic habitats.
The last workshop is available on Thursday, September 15, 2022 at 12pm – 1:30pm — register here!
Mandatory one-one meetings can be scheduled through September 30, 2022. You can schedule a meeting through the NJDOT Local Aid Resource Center by emailing them at DOT-LocalAID.ResourceCenter@dot.nj.gov
For more information, how to schedule meetings, and to register for an informational webinar, click here. If your organization needs assistance with the application or have any questions, contact GMTMA.