Transportation Alternatives Program Profile

Mississippi's Longleaf Trace | Photo by jlogan107

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— Available   — Apportioned — Obligated   — Rescinded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 Mississippi.

State DOT Program Staff

State DOT TA Coordinator
Paula Morgan
Mississippi Department of Transportation
PO Box 1850
Jackson, MS 39215
Tel: 601-359-7222
Email: Pmorgan@mdot.ms.gov

FHWA Division TA Coordinator
Kim Thurman
FHWA - MS Division
666 North St
Jackson, MS 39202
Tel: 601-965-7343
Email: kim.thurman@dot.gov

State DOT Website: https://mdot.ms.gov/documents/LPA/Guides/Booklet/TA%20BOOKLET%20-%202022.pdf

TA Program Structure, Policies, and Procedures

  • Application timeline: Applications are rolling. Please see website for more information.
  • TA program structure: The program is run through a state-level TAP office. The projects go through a competitive selection process and funds are directly distributed from the state.
  • Who is eligible to apply: Local governments, regional transportation authorities, transit agencies, natural resource or public land agencies, schools, tribal governments, and any other local or regional governmental entity with responsibility for oversight of transportation and recreational trails.
  • Application components: Applicant information, location information, project description, LPA UEI #, ROW, Utilities and railroad crossing conflicts, engineering status, eligibility, environmental review, cost estimate, implementation schedule, maintenance agreement, legal and compliance certification
  • Selection criteria: If projects clearly improve non-driver access to public transportation, projects having the correct matching funds, projects that will be completed on time (have a viable construction plan), projects that benefit a relatively large percentage of a community, projects that enhance the States travel and tourism efforts, Projects that contribute to a wide geographical dispersion of TAP funds within the state, Consistency with transportation plans in Mississippi, projects being supported by local community, and projects serving at least one of the eligible activities.
  • Is there an advisory committee?: No
  • Advisory committee members: N/A
  • Project award minimum: None.
  • Project award maximum: None.
  • Match requirement: 20%

More information on Mississippi's TA program can be found here.