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Grants Available for Transportation Alternatives Projects

The Peckman Crossing trail along the Morris Canal Greenway.The New Jersey Department of Transportation, in partnership with NJTPA, is accepting applications for Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside Program funding.

This program provides federal funds for non-traditional transportation related projects designed to strengthen the cultural, aesthetic and environmental aspects of the nation’s surface transportation network.
NJDOT is hosting webinars on September 17 and September 30 to provide information on the application process.

Municipal and county governments, regional transportation authorities, transit agencies, natural resource or public land agencies, tribal governments and other local or regional governmental entities responsible for transportation oversight are invited to submit applications by November 24, 2020.

Projects must fall into one of the following seven categories to be considered for funding:
  • Design and construction of on-road and off-road trail facilities for pedestrians, bicyclists, and other nonmotorized forms of transportation
  • Conversion and use of abandoned railroad corridors for trails for pedestrians, bicyclists, and other nonmotorized transportation users
  • Construction of scenic turnouts, overlooks, and viewing areas
  • Historic preservation and rehabilitation of historic transportation facilities both land and water such as buildings, 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
In addition to the traditional grant criteria, consideration will be given to applications that provide additional benefits to vulnerable members of the community, including low-income residents, minorities, limited English proficiency, persons with disabilities, children and older adults.

For additional information visit the Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside Program page.
 
Posted: 9/2/2020 9:37:39 AM by Melissa Hayes | with 0 comments