Transportation Alternatives Program Profile

Iowa's Wabash Trace Nature Trail | Photo by Dale Garrison

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— Available   — Apportioned — Obligated   — Rescinded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 Iowa.

State DOT Program Staff

State DOT TA Coordinator
Susan Hollenkamp
Iowa DOT - Systems Planning Bureau
800 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA 50010
Tel: 515-239-1810

FHWA Division TA Coordinator
John Gibson
FHWA - IA Division
105 6th St
Ames, IA 50010
Tel: 515-233-7324

State DOT Website:

TA Program Structure, Policies, and Procedures

  • Application timeline: Applications close usually in fall but are delayed this year (2022). Please see website for more information.
  • TA program structure: Iowa’s TAP program can be accessed in two ways. Statewide and multi-regional projects should apply directly to the Iowa DOT by October 1 annually for consideration in the Statewide TAP program. Access to funding for smaller, local projects is dependent on geographic location.
  • Application tips: Applicants interested in the Statewide TAP program should contact the Iowa DOT for additional information. Applicants interested in the Local Project TAP program should contact their local MPO or RPA.
  • Who is eligible to apply: Local government, regional transportation authorities, transit agencies, natural resource or public land agencies, school districts, non-profit partners, and tribal governments
  • Application components: Narrative of existing conditions, project concept, connectivity enhancements, project readiness, environmental conditions, detailed map identifying the project location, sketch plan of the project, digital photographs, project costs, schedule, public support, endorsement of maintenance plan, ROW, minority impact statement
  • Selection criteria: Statewide or multi-regional impact of the project, degree of enhancement of the quality or utility of the system, state or multi-regional tourism benefits, and degree of statewide or multi-regional planning implemented.
  • Is there an advisory committee?: Yes
  • Advisory committee members: Iowa Transportation Commission members
  • Project award minimum: None.
  • Project award maximum: $1 million
  • Match requirement: 20% 

More information on Iowa DOT's Transportation Alternatives program can be found here.