KENTUCKY

Transportation Alternatives Program Profile

Kentucky's Dawkins Line Rail Trail | Photo by TrailLink user amynstepp


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— Available   — Apportioned — Obligated   — Rescinded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
Kim Tompkins
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
Office of Local Programs
200 Mero St
6th Floor East
Frankfort, KY 40622
Tel: (502)-564-4737
Email: kimberly.tompkins@ky.gov

FHWA Division TA Coordinator
Darrin Grenfell
FHWA - KY Division
John C Watts Federal Building
330 W Broadway
Frankfort, KY 40602
Tel: 502-223-6727
Email: darrin.grenfell@dot.gov

State DOT Website: http://transportation.ky.gov/Local-Programs/Pages/transportation_alternatives.aspx

TA Program Structure, Policies, and Procedures


  • Application timeline: Application timeline. Please see website for more information.
  • Who is eligible to apply: Local governments, regional transportation authorities, transit agencies, natural resources or public land agencies, school districts or local education agencies, tribal governments, non-profit partners, applicants within Large urbanized Areas (MPOs/RPCs)
  • Application information: Applications are open biennially
  • Application components: Project sponsor, ability to provide match/funding plan, TA eligibility, project description, project implementation plan, LAP certification, cost estimates, project status (permits, environmental clearance, etc.), right of way, project involvement, project maintenance plan, design specs, equity considerations, role in regional economic growth
  • Selection criteria: Community need, connectivity, economic development, match and other funding sources, constructability, maintenance plan 
  • Application tips: Applicants are encouraged to partner with local government or regional transportation authority for efficient program administration.
  • Is there an advisory committee?: Yes.
  • Advisory committee members: Committee made up of KDOT staff
  • Project award minimum: $100,000
  • Project award maximum: None.
  • Typical local match: 20%

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