Request for TAP Project Applications

Posted on Mar 9, 2017 in Highways Posts, Main, News

HDOT Highways is pleased to announce a call for Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) projects.  Federal funds are allocated under TAP to transportation improvement projects.  Many TAP projects enhance non-motorized forms of transportation like biking and walking. TAP was authorized in 2012 by federal transportation legislation, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21), and is now continued under the current federal transportation legislation, Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST).

Click the link below to download the TAP Guidelines and Project Application:

HDOT TAP Guidelines Project Application

The call for projects will cover fiscal years 2014 through 2016. The TAP application period begins March 8th, 2017. All applications are required to be submitted by 4:30pm on June 15, 2017.

For more information please contact the HDOT TAP Coordinator at  (808) 587-1830 or TA.Program@hawaii.gov

TAP provides funding for programs and projects defined as transportation alternatives, including on- and off-road pedestrian and bicycle facilities, infrastructure projects for improving non-driver access to public transportation and enhanced mobility, community improvement activities, and environmental mitigation; recreational trail program projects; and projects for planning, designing, or constructing boulevards and other roadways largely in the right-of-way of former Interstate System routes or other divided highways.

Entities eligible to receive TAP funds:

  • Local governments
  • Regional transportation authorities
  • Transit agencies
  • Natural resource or public land agencies
  • School districts, local education agencies, or schools
  • Tribal governments
  • Nonprofit entity responsible for the administration of local transportation safety programs
  • Any other local or regional governmental entity with responsibility for, or oversight of, transportation or recreational trails (other than a metropolitan planning organization or a State agency) that the State determines to be eligible

TAP projects are selected via a competitive scoring process based on criteria identified in the

HDOT TAP Guidelines Project Application

The following funding is available:

  FY2014 FY2015 FY2016
Small Urban $418,832 $418,832 $429,310
Rural $130,692 $130,692 $133,961
Any Area $1,340,017 $1,340,017 $1,373,541
Total $1,889,541 $1,889,541  

$1,936,812

 

Please note these figures are estimates. As HDOT receives appropriation and obligation information from FHWA these figures may either increase or decrease.

Figures represent Federal allocations only, and do not include Local Match. TAP fund recipients will be required to provided assurance of Local Match.

This year HDOT will obligate the FY2014 funds to avoid lapsing funds. This amount is programmed in the 2017 State Transportation Improvements Projects (STIP).  If we receive a high number of quality applications, we may obligate more TAP funds (FY2015-FY2016), however this would require adjusting the STIP which may or may not be possible. Therefore, some projects that are awarded funds may have to wait for the next Financial Year.