ALASKA

Transportation Alternatives Program Profile

Alaska's Tony Knowles Coastal Trail | Photo by Kelly Leavitt, Luv Duck Photography


Funding History


Distribution of Programmed TE & TA Funds by Category
Cumulative FY 1992 Through FY 2018


Chart Legend

Combined TE/TA Funds by Fiscal Year
— Available   — Apportioned — Obligated   — Rescinded


For help with this chart please see the TE Primer.
View all funded projects in Alaska.
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TA Program Structure, Policies, and Procedures


  • TA program structure: The TE program is integrated into the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) process. ADOTPF sub-allocates a percentage of TE funds to the Anchorage and Fairbanks MPOs.
  • Who is eligible to apply: Municipality, county, non-government organization (NGO), transit provider, tribal government, state or federal agency, or a private organization.
  • Application information: There is no formal application for TE funds per se.? The STIP process includes nominations for community road and trail projects.? The nominations are scored and the highest ranked projects are included in the STIP.? The State?looks for opportunities to use its TE funds on portions of STIP projects that are eligible for transportation enhancement funding.
  • Application timeline: The project nomination process is generally on a two year cycle.? Information on current status can be found at the STIP web site:? http://www.dot.alaska.gov/stip
  • Application components: An application should be submitted on the appropriate forms, and should include a resolution from the impacted community that provides overall support for the concept, a commitment to any required matching funds, and any commitment to maintain the facilities.? Excerpts of economic development, transportation, or other plans that support the project should be included.? Complete nomination materials and requirements can be found at the STIP web site:? http://www.dot.alaska.gov/stip
  • Selection criteria: Criteria for nominating a project to the STIP can be found at the STIP web site:? http://www.dot.alaska.gov/stip
  • Application tips: Whenever possible, partner a TE project with another larger project to save on overall costs, and to make full funding more likely.? Insure the project is supported by the community (see ?application components? above) and that support can be documented.? Contact your regional planner to discuss the project, and let them know that it is going to be submitted.
  • Is there an advisory committee?: No.
  • Advisory committee members: N/A
  • Project award minimum: None.
  • Project award maximum: None.
  • Typical local match: Local match is generally 10% but can be up to 20% for some projects.? To be considered for funding, a project must have a resolution committing to provide the match, or a match waiver signed by the Commissioner.?
  • Matching policies: Policy and Procedure, Local Match for CIP (July 1, 2005) outlines the state?s policy for handling match.? You can access this policy at:? http://www.dot.state.ak.us/admsvc/pnp/assets/chapt_9/09_01_040.pdf
  • Once your project is funded: Project development is dynamic process that can take a number of years.? Once your project is funded in the STIP, it is important to stay involved in the project planning process to be aware of scope changes, cost increases, community feedback and impacts, and other things that might impact the successful completion of the project.