Transportation Alternatives Program Profile

Indiana's Monon Trail | Photo by Dina Varano

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— Available   — Apportioned — Obligated   — Rescinded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
Michael Cales
Local Programs Specialist
Department of Transportation
Local Program Division
Indianapolis, IN 46970
Tel: 317-232-5021

FHWA Division TA Coordinator
Joyce Newland
TE Program Contact
IN Division
575 North Pennsylvania St
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Tel: 317-226-5353
Fax: 317-226-7341

State DOT Website:

TA Program Structure, Policies, and Procedures

  • TA program structure: The program is run through a state-level TAP Office. The state uses a competitive selection process, and TAP funds are distributed directly by the state TAP Office. There is a mandated geographic distribution of funds: to the MPOs (by population) and then to six districts that cover the non-MPO area.
  • Who is eligible to apply: Counties, cities and towns not inside the urbanized area of a Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) are eligible for these funds, except those LPAs inside of the urbanized areas are eligible to apply for Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) funding.Each LPA MUST designate a certified Employee in Responsible Charge as defined in Chapter 1 of the INDOT Local Public Agency Project Development Process Guidance Document for Local Federal-Aid Projects. Only applications submitted by the Certified Employee in Responsible Charge from the LPA will be accepted.
  • Application information: The application is available online.
  • Application timeline: The notice of funding availability went out on March 21, 2014 and the final project list was released on June 23, 2014 for funding in FY 2018. Selection is typically yearly.
  • Application components: Project narrative, budget, letter of support from a state or local agency, environmental statement.
  • Selection criteria: "TAP Projects Trail, Safe Routes to Schools and Enhancement projects that meet the eligibility requirement will be funded under the TAP program. INDOT is committed to funding these types of projects which promote a safe and healthy lifestyle. A portion of funding will be set aside for such projects.
  • Application tips: The applications will be scored by a team of INDOT experts in their related fields. Once all scores are compiled, an executive review team will review all final scores for accuracy and determine funding types and awards for projects.
  • Is there an advisory committee?: Yes. The committee makes the final decision on project selection.
  • Advisory committee members: The committee is comprised of representatives from MPO and INDOT district staffs.
  • Project award minimum: None.
  • Project award maximum: None.
  • Typical local match: 20%
  • Matching policies: The state does not accept in-kind match.
  • Once your project is funded: All local federal aid applicants and their consultants must attend training on FHWA and INDOT regulations for land acquisition, consultant selection, etc.