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Transportation Alternatives (TA) Program

Grants to Florida Agencies, Schools, and Tribal Governments
for Projects to Benefit Users of Non-Motorized Transportation

Agency Type:

Local

Funding Source:

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Palm Beach Transportation Planning Agency (TPA)

Conf. Date:

10/27/20

Deadline Date:

02/26/21 5:00 PM

Description:

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Grants to Florida agencies, Tribal governments, schools, and school districts for projects to benefit users of non-motorized transportation in eligible locations. Applicants are required to participate in a pre-application meeting prior to applying. Funding is intended to help fund connected infrastructure for non-motorized users.

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.

For further information on project eligibility, see https://www.palmbeachtpa.org/static/sitefiles/Funding_Programs/Transportation_Alternatives/2021_TA_Program_Overview.pdf#page=3.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 142270

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$3,100,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

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

Term of Contract:

Construction funding is provided three years out starting July 1st of that Fiscal Year.

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.
- Other local or regional governmental entity with oversight responsibility of transportation or recreational trails the State determines eligible and consistent with the goals of 23 U.S.C. 213(c).

For ineligible projects, see https://www.palmbeachtpa.org/static/sitefiles/Funding_Programs/Transportation_Alternatives/2021_TA_Program_Overview.pdf#page=3.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Program Application Workshop: October 27, 2020 (optional)

Pre-Application Meeting with TPA and FDOT Staff (required): All applicants must attend a pre-application meeting with TPA and FDOT between November 2, 2020 and January 29, 2021. TPA will schedule these meetings with FDOT and applicants.

Pre-Application Information:

Schedule:
- October 27, 2020: - Program Application Workshop
- November 2, 2020 - January 29, 2021: Pre-Application Meetings
- February 26, 2021: Application Deadline. Applicants submit applications, including community letters of support, via online application portal by 5 p.m.
- March 26, 2021: First Email to Applicants. After initial application review, FDOT emails applicants requesting additional clarification needed before field reviews. If ineligible, TPA to send formal response.
- April 2, 2021: Applicant Responses Due.
- April 8, 2020 Applicant Presentations. Applicants present projects and BTPAC ranks.
- April 5 – 16, 2021: Field Visits.
- April 23, 2021: Second Email to Applicants. FDOT sends an email to applicants with comments on issues/concerns, clarifications, updated cost estimates, and/or requests for missing or updated documentation.
- May 7, 2021: Response from Applicants Due.
- July 7 - 8, 2021: Draft List of Priority Projects to Committees.
- July 15, 2021: Final Priority List Approval by TPA Board.
- July 19, 2021: Submit Project Priorities to FDOT.

An applicant may submit a maximum of two (2) applications, with the exception of Palm Beach County who may submit a maximum of six (6) applications across all departments.

Projects sponsors are responsible for covering all unanticipated cost increases.

This is a reimbursement program.

Application Tools: http://www.palmbeachtpa.org/TA-How-To-Submit-A-Project
Mapping Tool: https://palmbeachtpa.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=a20a70110b29476abae5484817ad30f2
2020 Workshop Video: https://youtu.be/L86-Pv_69I0

Contact Information:

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


Apply Online: https://www.palmbeachtpa.org/forms/TA-application

Program Contacts:
Palm Beach TPA:
Alyssa Frank
Ped-Bike Coordinator
AFrank@PalmBeachTPA.org
561.725.0806

FDOT - District 4:
Mya Williams
Local Program Administrator
mya.williams@dot.state.fl.us
954.777.4608

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