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DDOT Accepting Applications for 2020 Transportation Alternatives Projects

Monday, March 25, 2019

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DDOT Accepting Applications for 2020 Transportation Alternatives Projects

Applications for funding are due by Friday, May 17, 2019

(Washington D.C.) The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will be accepting applications for the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) starting Tuesday, March 26, 2019. 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. A total of approximately $1.15 million in funding will be available through a citywide competitive process for qualifying, non-traditional projects.

Applications will be accepted through March 26, 2019 - May 17, 2019.

Each Transportation Alternative project must (1) relate to surface transportation and (2) qualify under one of the several eligible activities 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 and agencies, Tribal governments and other appropriate local or regional governmental entities. The FAST Act also allows nonprofit entities responsible for the administration of local transportation safety programs to apply. Nonprofits are eligible to partner with any eligible entity on an eligible TAP project, if state or local requirements permit.

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 Ms. Kelsey Bridges at 202-741-5835 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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