The Transportation Alternatives Program
(TAP) was established by Congress
in 2012 under the Moving Ahead for
Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21),
and is funded through a set aside
of the Federal Aid Highway Program.
TAP provides federal funds
for community based "non-traditional"
projects designed to strengthen the
cultural, aesthetic and environmental
aspects of the nation's intermodal
system. TAP projects must relate to
This program is being administered
by the New Jersey Department of Transportation
(NJDOT), in partnership with the North
Jersey Transportation Planning Authority
(NJTPA), the Delaware Valley Regional
Planning Commission (DVRPC) and the
South Jersey Transportation Planning
All applications for
TAP are to be submitted online
through SAGE (System
for Administering Grants Electronically).
A committee is charged with
applying the selection criteria and
preparing the recommended list of projects
for approval by the Commissioner of
Transportation. Solicitation packages
are sent to every municipality
and county inviting them to submit
an application. Nonprofit organizations
will not be directly eligible to apply
for this solicitation. However, nonprofit
organizations may partner with a local
public agency that will assume responsibility
and administration for the grant.
For this solicitation, eligible projects
must fall into one of the following
- Provision of facilities for pedestrians
- Scenic or historic highway programs
including the provision of tourist
and welcome center facilities as well
as scenic turnouts, overlooks and viewing
- Landscaping and other scenic beautification.
- Historic preservation.
- Rehabilitation of historic
transportation buildings, structures
and facilities (including historic
railroad facilities and canals).
- Preservation of abandoned railway
corridors (including the conversion
and use for pedestrian and bicycle
- Environmental mitigation to address
water pollution due to highway runoff
or reduce vehicle-caused wildlife mortality
while maintaining habitat connectivity.
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