Transportation Alternatives Program Profile

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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— Available   — Apportioned — Obligated   — Rescinded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 South Carolina.

State DOT Program Staff

State DOT TA Coordinator
Amy Blinson
South Carolina Department of Transportation
P.O. Box 191
955 Park Street
Columbia, SC 29202
Tel: 803-737-1952

J. Shane Belcher
FHWA - SC Division
1835 Assembly Street
Suite 1270
Columbia, SC 29201
Tel: 803-737-0230

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

  • Application timeline: TAP applications are not currently being accepted. Please see website for more information.
  • TA program structure: As of February 2022, SCDOT is currently revising the SC Transportation Alternatives program. Statewide program that has a competitive selection process for potential projects. Projects be administered by a Local Public Agency (LPA) or SCDOT.
  • Who is eligible to apply: Local governments, natural resource or public land agencies, school districts or local education agencies, tribal governments
  • Application information: The application can be found online.
  • Application components: Project sponsor, ability to provide match/funding plan, TA eligibility, inclusion in STIP or TIP, project description, cost estimates, project status (permits, environmental clearance, etc.), right of way, public involvement, project maintenance plan, design specs
  • Selection criteria: TBD 
  • 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.
  • Project award minimum: None.
  • Project award maximum: $400,000
  • Typical local match: 20%

More information on SCDOT's Transportation Alternatives program can be found here.