Transportation Alternatives Program Profile

Idaho's Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes | Photo by TrailLink user karenhmullen_tl

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— Available   — Apportioned — Obligated   — Rescinded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
Ryan McDaniel, CFM, PMP
Project Manager
Division of Engineering Services, Contracting Services
Idaho Transportation Department, Headquarters
3311 W. State Street
P.O. Box 7129
Boise, ID 83707-1129
Tel: 208-334-8716

Amanda LaMott
Statewide District TAP Coordinator
Idaho Dept. of Transportation, ID
Tel: 208-344-0565

FHWA Division TA Coordinator
Brent Inghram
TE Program Contact
ID Division
3050 Lakeharbor Lane
Boise, ID 83703
Tel: 208-334-9180 x114
Fax: 208-334-1691

State DOT Website:

TA Program Structure, Policies, and Procedures

  • TA program structure: The TAP program is administered by the State of Idaho Transportation Department Headquarters in compliance with the FAST Act. The funding is distributed into three programs: Recreational Trails Program (RTP), Transportation Management Area (TMA), and State Allocated (Urban, rural, and anywhere). Idaho has a competitive selection process.
  • Who is eligible to apply: Local governments, tribal governments, regional transportation authorities, transit agencies, natural resource or public land agencies, schools, any local or regional government entity with responsibility or oversight of transportation.
  • Application information: The application can be found online by creating an account and completing an electronic form.
  • Application timeline: The project selection cycle occurs annually on July 15.
  • Application components: Project name, sponsor, cost estimates, and information pertinent to the selection criteria. Applicants are encouraged to attach additional project information including site maps, letters of support, assessment of environmental concerns, cost estimates, etc.
  • Selection criteria: Projects will be ranked by the Transportation Alternatives Committee based on project need, benefits, and feasibility.
  • Application tips: To demonstrate need, an applicant must identify the goals or opportunities the project will address. To demonstrate benefits, an applicant should identify how their project addresses mobility, safety, and/or economic opportunity. To demonstrate feasibility, the applicant should provide evidence that the project has stakeholder support, project sustainability, financial commitment, and technical feasibility.
  • Is there an advisory committee?: No. They have a team-based approach to advising the program within the State of Idaho.
  • Advisory committee members: N/A.
  • Project award minimum: None.
  • Project award maximum: $500,000
  • Typical local match: 7.34%
  • Matching policies: The state does accept in-kind match. The match must be included in the application and detailed in the state/local agreement.
  • Once your project is funded: The Division of Transportation Performance team will be providing training sessions for the entire application process and the post-application process.