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— Available   — Apportioned — Obligated   — Rescinded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
TE Coordinator
Planning Division
Department of Transportation
PO Box 1850
Jackson, MS 39215
Tel: 601-359-7222
Fax: 601-359-7220
Email: Pmorgan@mdot.ms.gov

FHWA Division TA Coordinator
Randal Jansen
TE Program Contact
MS Division
666 North St
Jackson, MS 39202
Tel: 601-965-4232
Fax: 601-965-4232
Email: randal.jansen@dot.gov

State DOT Website: http://mdot.ms.gov/portal/lpa.aspx

TA Program Structure, Policies, and Procedures

  • 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 information: The application form can be found online.
  • Application timeline: N/A
  • Application components: Description, maps/plans/photographs, evidence of eligibility, benefits of project, environmental review, budget and implementation schedule, legal and compliance certification, and proposed maintenance agreements.
  • 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.
  • Application tips: Completely fill out application and gather community/public agency support.
  • Is there an advisory committee?: N/A
  • Advisory committee members: N/A
  • Project award minimum: None.
  • Project award maximum: None.
  • Typical local match: 20%
  • Matching policies: Approved TE projects are eligible to participate in MDOT's Special Match Credit Program. The program provides funding for preliminary engineering and design costs, right-of-way acquisition, and project construction costs.
  • Once your project is funded: Attach a complete work schedule and maintenance plan to the application.