There have been a lot of improvements in our Tennessee communities since the former Federal Transportation Enhancement Program, now known as Transportation Alternatives, began providing funds to local governments in 1991. More than $287 million in grants have been distributed by the Department. The money has gone to 245 communities across the Volunteer State to build sidewalks, bike and pedestrian trails and to renovate historic train depots and other transportation related structures. The impact of some of the projects is primarily local, whereas the wildflowers grown on roadways across the state can be enjoyed annually by thousands of Tennesseans and tourists. Whether large or small, the projects serve the same purposes; improving access and providing a better quality of life for people in the state.
The 2013 application cycle is now closed. Please check back for submittal dates for the 2014 application cycle.
• All local governmental agencies within the Chattanooga, Knoxville, Memphis and Nashville MPO/TPO's must contact their respective MPO/TPO in order to determine if the application is to be submitted to the state or regional competitive program. Please contact your MPO/TPO for additional information and specific guidelines regarding their program schedule.
The 20% non-federal share of the proposed project must now be provided by the Local Agency as a hard cash match. The option of providing these funds as a soft (in-kind) match through the use of the value of preliminary engineering services, donated land, or materials and equipment is no longer available.
To expedite invoice processing in our new accounting system, the Local Programs Development office requests local agencies to submit their reimbursement requests in PDF format electronically through email to LPD.Invoices@tn.gov. Note that multiple projects must be invoiced separately.
The 2014 Transportation Alternatives application will be required for all submittals including eligible 2013 re-submittals.
TDOT will accept applications electronically at email@example.com. The electronic submission must still include the scanned signature of the applicable Mayor or State Agency Head as well as all necessary detailed maps, photographs, preliminary sketches, plans and support letters. Please note that only Word, PDF and JPG documents will be accepted for electronic submissions with a limit of one application per e-mail.
All applications must include the County, Applicant and Project Title in the subject line. Limit one application per e-mail. If more than one e-mail is necessary per application submittal, you must label each e-mail accordingly, e.g. County, Applicant, Title of Project, Part 1 of 2.
NOTE: TDOT's mailbox limit is 15MB per e-mail.
If you choose not to submit electronically, you must submit one (1) CD containing the complete application. All CD's must be labeled County, Applicant and Title of Project.
Standardized budget templates are attached at the end of the application. Line items can be added or deleted as needed for any state; however, this is the required format in which all budget are to be submitted. All budgets must include the appropriate TDOT line item number. Note: budget template #2 is for Historic Preservation and Rehabilitation of Historic Transportation Facilities only.
Deadline for the 2013 cycle is closed.