Transportation Alternatives Program Profile

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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— Available   — Apportioned — Obligated   — Rescinded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.
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State DOT Program Staff

State DOT TA Coordinator
Tina Milton
TAP Coordinator
Alabama Dept. of Transportation
1409 Coliseum Boulevard
Montgomery, AL 36110
Tel: 334-353-6441

FHWA Division TA Coordinator
Tim Heisler
TE Program Contact
AL Division
9500 Wynlakes Place
Montgomery, AL 36117
Tel: 334-274-6370
Fax: 334-274-6352

State DOT Website:

TA Program Structure, Policies, and Procedures

  • TA program structure: The program is run through a state-level TA office. The project must have a local government sponsor and be submitted by the local government sponsor. Fifty percent of the TAP funds are sub-allocated to the MPOs by population and fifty percent is distributed to any area of the state by ALDOT. The State uses a competitive selection process.
  • Who is eligible to apply: Cities, towns, and county commissions.
  • Application information: The application is located online.
  • Application timeline: Receive by May 1, 2015.
  • Application components: Project narrative, budget, location, sponsor information, description of the eligible TAP activities, historical significance, scenic significance, impact, proposed construction, ownership, intended use, life expectancy, and maintenance plan.
  • Selection criteria: First review is conducted by the TAP Eligibility Committee. They make sure the application is submitted on time, proposed work complies with one or more of the 6 eligible TAP activities, and the application has all the required information. The second review is conducted by the TAP Review Committee. It rates and ranks all of the eligible TAP applications. If application is approved for funding, it goes to the Governor or Transportation Director for approval.
  • Application tips: Provide all the information requested by the TAP Eligibility committee.
  • Is there an advisory committee?: TAP Eligibility Committee and TAP Review Committee.
  • Advisory committee members: N/A
  • Project award minimum: None.
  • Project award maximum: $500,000
  • Typical local match: 20%
  • Matching policies: In-kind services cannot be used for local match.
  • Once your project is funded: A TAP project cannot result in a private gain or profit for an individual or private group. The project must be ready for authorization within two years from the date of execution of the project agreement.