Transportation Alternatives Program Profile

South Carolina's Sawmill Branch Multi-Use Trail | Photo by TrailLink user larrysdiving

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— Available   — Apportioned — Obligated   — Rescinded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
Cathy Rice
Transportation Enhancement Coordinator
Enhancement Programs
South Carolina Department of Transportation
955 Park Street
Columbia, SC 29202-0191
Tel: 803-737-1952
Fax: 803-737-0232

Herb Cooper
Local Program Administrator
South Carolina DOT
955 Park Street
Columbia, SC 29202-0191
Tel: 803-737-0230
Fax: 803-737-6045

FHWA Division TA Coordinator
Patrick Tyndall
TE Program Contact
SC Division
Strom Thurmond Federal Bldg
Columbia, SC 29201
Tel: 803-765-5460
Fax: 803-253-3989

State DOT Website:

TA Program Structure, Policies, and Procedures

  • TA program structure: Statewide program that has a competitive selection process for potential projects. Can be administered by a Local Public Agency (LPA) or SCDOT.
  • Who is eligible to apply: Local governments, regional transportation authorities, transit agencies, natural resources or public lands agencies, schools, tribal governments, 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: January and July of each year.
  • Application components: Project narrative, budget, location, sponsor information, description of the eligible TAP activities, historical significance, scenic significance, impact, proposed construction, ownership, intended use, life expectancy, and maintenance plan.
  • Selection criteria: Project is financially feasible, applicant is capable to provide matching funds/maintenance/completion of project.
  • Application tips: If a LPA is administering the project, make sure the LPA is adequately staffed and suitably equipped to undertake the project, LPA must provide a full-time employee to be in responsible charge of the project, and the LPA must be approved by SCDOT.
  • Is there an advisory committee?: No.
  • Advisory committee members: N/A
  • Project award minimum: None.
  • Project award maximum: $400,000
  • Typical local match: 20%
  • Matching policies: Federal Highway Administration regulations allow and provide guidance for providing a soft match which considers donations of services, labor, materials, equipment, etc. However, SCDOT encourages the applicant to consider a hard match (cash) as their required participation due to stringent mandatory federal reporting requirements.
  • Once your project is funded: Written guidelines for project implementation are available online.