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Municipal Programs

The NJTPA funds several competitive grant programs that provide free technical assistance to municipalities in our 13-county region. Below is additional information about our programs that are open to municipalities. You can also subscribe to our e-list to get updates about programs and grants specifically open to municipalities.

Complete Streets Technical Assistance

Three people cross in a crosswalk while a stopped bus waits.

Complete Streets are designed to ensure the safe and adequate accommodation of all users of the transportation system, including pedestrians, bicyclists, public transportation users, children, older individuals, individuals with disabilities, motorists, and freight vehicles. This program supports municipalities by providing them with the knowledge, skills and resources to develop Complete Streets-related solutions. Technical assistance is provided through a partnership with Sustainable Jersey (SJ) and the Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers University (VTC). Projects have included bicycle assessments or walking audits to identify safety concerns and demonstration projects or conceptual renderings to visualize potential improvements. Solicitations are conducted every other year. To learn more, visit

Complete Streets Demonstration Library

Many communities across the country have been implementing flexible, temporary street designs that help implement Complete Streets. These demonstration projects allow communities to try out bicycle lanes, corner “bump outs,” pedestrian plazas, parklets in place of on-street parking spaces, and other safety, placemaking and traffic calming features.

The NJTPA, in partnership with the Hudson Transportation Management Association, maintains a library of materials that can be loaned to communities for temporary demonstration projects. This includes delineator posts, barricades, traffic signs, paints, stencils, barriers, traffic cones, and other materials. To learn more, visit

Planning for Emerging Centers

Cyclists ride in a temporary bicycle lane installed by the Henry Hudson Trail in Keyport, NJ.

This program provides technical assistance to help municipalities create more sustainable, transit-supportive, and walkable communities, and to develop comprehensive approaches to strategic planning at the local level.

The NJTPA provides consultant and staff support to municipalities to conduct various planning studies, including integrated transportation and land use plans, transit area plans, multimodal (vehicular, bus, bike, pedestrian) circulation elements of master plans, and climate change and sustainability plans among others.

Solicitations are conducted periodically. To learn more, visit

Street Smart NJ

The NJTPA coordinates this public education campaign to raise awareness of pedestrian and motorist laws and change the behaviors that lead to pedestrian and cyclist crashes and fatalities. NJTPA staff is available to meet with communities interested in conducting a campaign. State grants are also available to local police departments to conduct education and enforcement activities. To learn more, visit

Transit Hub Planning Program

A map showing the study area around the Dunellen train stationThis program provides technical assistance to municipalities through a partnerhsip between the NJTPA, the Center for Community Planning and the New Jersey Chapter of the American Planning Association. 

This program develops strategic plans for the re-use, redevelopment, or improvement of a transit hub — the area around a train, bus, light rail or ferry station. The hope is that the plan will result in strategies that improve access to the transit station, increase economic activity in the hub area, create improved public spaces, and create a more vibrant and connected community. To learn more, visit

Vibrant Places Program

The NJTPA funds technical assistance for placemaking projects through the Vibrant Places Program. Placemaking is the application of community planning that integrates arts, culture, and other community assets to attract new investment and strengthen the local economy. It is a sustainable form of economic development that links job creation to specific places by enhancing public spaces, streets, and other community amenities.

Solicitations are conducted annually. To learn more, visit


Federal Funding Opportunities

Staff are also available to assist in coordinating and helping with federal grant applications, including for programs under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). This includes providing letters of support for applications consistent with our long-range transportation plan and supplying data on regional travel. To learn more, visit