Transportation Alternatives Program Profile

Nebrask's Cowboy Recreation and Nature Trail | Photo by TrailLink user lisa.jarnigan

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— Available   — Apportioned — Obligated   — Rescinded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
Jeffery Soula
Nebraska DOT
1500 Highway 2
Lincoln, NE 68509-4759
Tel: 402-479-3562

FHWA Division TA Coordinator
Melissa Maiefski
FHWA - NE Division
Room 220 Federal Building
Lincoln, NE 68508
Tel: 402-742-8473

State DOT Website:

TA Program Structure, Policies, and Procedures

  • Application timeline: Please see website for more information.
  • TA program structure: The program is run through a state-level TA Office. The state uses a competitive selection process, and funds are distributed directly by the state TA Office.
  • Who is eligible to apply: Municipality, County, State agency, Tribe, University, or Natural Resource District.
  • Application components: Project narrative, budget, and letter of support from state or local agency.
  • Selection criteria: The state does not fund Category 9 projects (Inventory and Removal of Outdoor Advertising). Selection criteria include: anticipated benefits for the community, anticipated number of users/beneficiaries, eligibility, environmental impact, fit with comprehensive planning goals, geographic location, level of public support, linkage to transportation system, need for funds to complete project, maintenance commitment, relationship to other projects, project innovation, and secured matching funds.
  • Application tips: The TA program funds project design, engineering, and construction. To improve chances of selection, applicants should make sure the proposed project meets all requirements of the TE program.
  • Is there an advisory committee?: Yes
  • Advisory committee members: The committee is composed of 12 members from diverse areas of expertise, including landscape architects and preservationists, and representatives from the State Historic Preservation Office, Department of Environmental Quality, Department of Economic Development's Office of Tourism, a retired Professional Engineer, the University of Nebraska, Environmental Committee, Chamber of Commerce Director, Governor's Council on Fitness, and a lay person.
  • Project award minimum: None.
  • Project award maximum: $500,000
  • Match requirements: 20%

More information on Nebraska's TE program can be found here.