$11.5M available through Nov. 8 for Transportation Alternatives funding
Nearly $11.5 million in funding is available through Nov. 8 from the Idaho Transportation Department for community Transportation Alternatives Program funding and Safe Routes to School Education and Infrastructure projects.
Both programs offer a competitive grant for communities, schools and regional agencies to fund pedestrian and bicycle facilities, historic preservation, complete streets, Safe Routes to School materials and more.
Eligible projects include pedestrian and bicycle facilities, projects to enhance access to public transportation, and Safe Routes to School educational projects.
Eligible applicants include local governments, regional transportation authorities, transit agencies, natural resource or public land agencies, tribal governments and school districts or local education agencies. Also eligible are nonprofit entities responsible for administration of local transportation safety programs, and any local or regional government entity responsible for transportation or recreational trails.
The infrastructure program has existed in various forms since 2003, funding 282 projects totaling over $95M across Idaho. The Safe Routes to School program has existed since 2010, funding 69 projects totaling over $8.5M..
Mandatory milestones for prospective applicants are:
Kick-Off and Pre-Application Screening
- September 23, 2019 – November 8, 2019
Mid-Application Subject Matter Expert Screening
- November 8, 2019 – December 13, 2019
- December 13, 2019 – February 2, 2020 (FINAL APPLICATION DUE)
Subject matter expert teams will assist local communities to develop early project concepts into fully developed proposals. Interested applicants can find a comprehensive application package at the link below:
Those with questions about the application, or for more information about the funding, please contact ITD Contracting Services Program Manager Ryan McDaniel at (208) 334-8716 or Ryan.McDaniel@itd.idaho.gov