The Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP), formerly known as Transportation Enhancements (TE), was created to help expand transportation choices and provide funding for activities that are often left out of transportation projects. Activities that are eligible for TAP funding include pedestrian and bicycle facilities, Safe Routes to School improvements, and projects that were previously funded by the Recreational Trails Program. GPATS receives $621,000 each year in total TAP funding, which is awarded on a competitive grant basis.
For more information on the program and eligible activities, visit the National Transportation Alternatives Clearinghouse website: http://www.ta-clearinghouse.info/index.
The annual TAP cycle has opened to all eligible jurisdictions and GPATS will be accepting applications through March 17, 2017. See the TAP Application and the 2013 Transportation Alternatives Program Document to aid your application process.