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— Available   — Apportioned — Obligated   — Rescinded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
Fax: 502-564-4422

FHWA Division TA Coordinator
Greg Rawlings
TE Program Contact
KY Division
John C Watts Federal Bldg & US Courthouse
Frankfort, KY 40602
Tel: 502-223-6728
Fax: 502-223-6735

State DOT Website:

TA Program Structure, Policies, and Procedures

  • TA program structure: The program is run through a competitive selection process. Funds for areas with a population over 200,000 are sub-allocated to the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)for that area. The MPO is responsible for holding a competitive application cycle for projects. Once projects are selected and eligibility is determined, the projects are then administered through the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. The MPOs receiving suballocated funding are: Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Planning Authority Council of Governments (OKI), Kentuckiana Regional Planning & Development Agency (KIPDA), Evansville MPO (Henderson KY Area), Lexington Area MPO, and KYOVA Interstate Planning Commission (KYOVA).
  • Who is eligible to apply: Local governments, transit agencies, natural resource or public land agencies, and any other local or regional governmental entity with responsibility for oversight of transportation or recreational trails.
  • Application information: The application can be found online.
  • Application timeline: It closed September 30, 2014.
  • Application components: Application information, project category, project description, project readiness, project cost, and connectivity/project impact/community support, location map, LPA certification, detailed engineers estimate, and letter of match commitment.
  • Selection criteria: The Office of Local Programs (OLP) will review the applications. Project applications will be scored based on information provided and the applicants performance history on any previous OLP projects.
  • Application tips: Complete all sections of application.
  • Is there an advisory committee?: No.
  • Advisory committee members: N/A
  • Project award minimum: None.
  • Project award maximum: None.
  • Typical local match: 20%
  • Matching policies: Applicants are required to provide a statement of match letter as part of the application.When using an in-kind match the project sponsor must provide detailed documentation. In-kind matches must be approved by the Office of Local Programs before the project begins. If cash will be used for the match, the letter must indicate, before approval and beginning of the project, that the LPA has funds available.