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DDOT Accepting Applications for 2018 Transportation Alternatives Projects

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Applications accepted Monday, April 17- Monday, May 15, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contacts

Terry Owens — (202) 763-8635, [email protected]
Michelle Phipps-Evans — (202) 497-0124, [email protected]

(Washington DC) -- The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will be accepting applications for the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) starting Monday, April 17, 2017. The TAP is a federal program under the 2015 FAST Act through the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) that provides funding to projects considered "alternative" to traditional highway construction. Approximately $1.1 million in funding will be available through a citywide competitive process for qualifying, non-traditional projects.

Applications will be accepted April 17, 2017- May 15, 2017.

Each Transportation Alternative project must relate to surface transportation and qualify under one of the several eligible categories geared towards bicycle and pedestrian activities, community improvements, environmental mitigation, as well as recreational trails. The projects must be consistent with the mission, policies, and plans of District agencies (e.g. MOVE DC, Sustainable DC, etc.).

Eligible project sponsors include local governments, regional transportation authorities, transit agencies, natural resource or public land agencies, school districts, Tribal governments and other appropriate local or regional governmental entities. Non-profits are not eligible to be direct grant recipients of TAP funds. However, nonprofits are eligible to partner with any eligible entity such as a government agency as a co-sponsor.

Online applications, details about eligible activities, sponsors, and further submittal information can be found online at http://ddot.dc.gov/page/transportation-alternatives-program.

For additional details, please contact Mr. Stephen Rice at 202-671-8529 or [email protected].

The mission of the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is to enhance the quality of life for District residents and visitors by ensuring that people, goods, and information move efficiently and safely with minimal adverse impact on residents and the environment.

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