Transportation Alternatives Program Profile

South Dakota's George S. Mickelson Trail | Photo by TrailLink user godsgalleon616

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— Available   — Apportioned — Obligated   — Rescinded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
Logan Gran
South Dakota Dept. of Transportation
Becker-Hansen Building
700 E. Broadway Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501
Tel: 605-773-4912

FHWA Division TA Coordinator
Chris Kwilinski
FHWA - SD Division
116 East Dakota Avenue, Suite A
Pierre, SD 57501
Tel: 605-776-1011

State DOT Website:

TA Program Structure, Policies, and Procedures

  • Application timeline: Applications close on 10/1/22. Please see website for more information.
  • TA program structure: Approximately  $4.6 million is available through a competitive project selection process administered by the South Department of Transportation (SDDOT) Office of Project Development. 
  • Application tips: TA includes the Safe Routes to School, Scenic Byways and Recreation Trails Programs. These project types should all be submitted under the TA call for Letters of Intent. In order to be eligible to submit a full application for funding, an applicant must have previously submitted a Letter of Intent form and completed a site visit or project call with the SDDOT. 
  • Who is eligible to apply: Local governments, regional transportation authorities, transit agencies, natural resources or public lands agencies, schools, tribal governments, non-profits, MPOs representing populations less than 200,000, the State, and any other local or regional governmental entity with responsibility for oversight of transportation or recreational trails.
  • Application components: Project and contact information, project type, location, project description, project relevancy to TA criteria, project costs form, budget, match, detailed map, demonstrations of public support and involvement, relevant project information, sponsor resolution, scope of consultant services, scope of work, submittal
  • Selection criteria: Project type, transportation relevance, compatibility with relevant state and regional planning, project feasibility, community support, projected use and value, economic conditions and impact, safety and connectivity, ordinances and design, 
  • Is there an advisory committee?: Yes.
  • Advisory committee members: Appointed by SDDOT
  • Project award minimum: $50,000
  • Project award maximum: $600,000
  • Match requirement: 18.05%

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