Arizona's Prescott Peavine National Recreation Trail | Photo by TrailLink user redrock


Transportation Alternatives Program Profile

Arizona's Prescott Peavine National Recreation Trail | Photo by TrailLink user redrock

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— Available   — Apportioned — Obligated   — Rescinded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 Arizona.

State DOT Program Staff

State DOT TA Coordinator
Mark Henige

Local Public Agency Section
205 South 17th Avenue, Room 291
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Tel: 602-712-7132

FHWA Division TA Coordinator
Layne Patton
ROW Program Manager
AZ Division
4000 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85012-3500
Tel: 602-382-8974
Fax: 602-379-3608

Kimberly Utley
TE Program Contact
AZ Division
4000 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85012-3500
Tel: 602-382-8975

State DOT Website:

TA Program Structure, Policies, and Procedures

  • TA program structure: The TAP program is integrated with the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). The program sub-allocates funds to the Council of Governments and Metropolitan Planning Organizations. The organization that plans it is Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG). MAG
  • Who is eligible to apply: Municipality, County, State agency, or Tribe. An organization is also eligible, as long as they have a government entity sponsor.
  • Application information: The application is available in print and online at The state offers application training through the MPO/COG grant application workshops.
  • Application timeline: The project selection cycle occurs annually. The current call for applications is underway, with selection occurring in October 2012.
  • Application components: Project narrative, budget, and letter of support from state or local agency.
  • Selection criteria: Selection criteria include: anticipated benefits for the community, anticipated number or users/beneficiaries, fit with comprehensive planning goals, level of public support, linkage to transportation system, maintenance commitment, and secured matching funds.
  • Application tips: The TE program funds project construction. At the applicants request, Local projects can fund scoping and design. For state projects (located within 75% or more of ADOT right-of-way), the TE program funds project scoping, design, and engineering. To improve chances of selection, applicants should provide a good project description and cost estimate, evidence of need and public support, and tell how the project ties in to local plans. The application score sheet and a detailed explanation of the selection criteria are available online at
  • Is there an advisory committee?: Yes, but the committee serves in an advisory capacity only. Final decisions are made by the State Transportation Board.
  • Advisory committee members: The committee is composed of a representative from each MPO and COG in the state, the State Bike/Ped Coordinator, and a representative from each of the following: State Transportation Board, State Historic Preservation Office, Office of Tourism, Commission for the Arts, Historic Advisory Board, and State Parks. A FHWA representative serves as non-voting member.
  • Project award minimum: None.
  • Project award maximum: $750,000 for local projects, and $1,000,000 for state projects
  • Typical local match: 5.70%
  • Matching policies: The state does not accept in-kind match.
  • Once your project is funded: Written guidelines for project implementation are available online at The TE Office offers an online webinar and annual workshop for all project sponsors, and assigns a project manager to each project to provide technical assistance. Project sponsors must place bid advertisement(s) within 3 years from the Notice to Proceed from the TE PM.