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— Available   — Apportioned — Obligated   — Rescinded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 Pickner
Transportation Alternatives Coordinator
South Dakota Dept. of Transportation
Becker-Hansen Building
700 E. Broadway Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501-2586
Tel: 605-773-4912

FHWA Division TA Coordinator
Ron McMahon
TE Program Contact/Project Development Team Leader
SD Division
116 East Dakota Avenue
Suite A
Pierre, SD 57501
Tel: 605-224-7326 x3047
Fax: 605-224-8307

State DOT Website:

TA Program Structure, Policies, and Procedures

  • TA program structure: Approximately $2.1 million is available through this competitive grant process administered by the South Department of Transportation (SDDOT) Office of Project Development.
  • 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 here online.
  • Application timeline: Applications were due September 30, 2014.
  • Application components: Project and Contact information, project type, project location, project description, project relevancy to TAP criteria, project cost form, signature page, detailed budget and match to be provided, detailed map, meeting minutes, letters of support, relevant project information, and resolution.
  • Selection criteria: Must show direct relationship to surface transportation, demonstrate a clear public benefit, local support, show safety benefit, have at least one of the eligible activities, local match must be evident, must demonstrate commitment to maintain project, and applicant must have no maintenance issues with past performance.
  • Application tips: Need to submit a letter of intent before the application.
  • Is there an advisory committee?: Yes.
  • Advisory committee members: Appointed by SDDOT.
  • Project award minimum: $50,000
  • Project award maximum: $400,000
  • Typical local match: 18.05%
  • Matching policies: Federal Highway funds may not be used for local match. Soft match, such as in-kind or donated services, materials or real property, donated by a third part may also be counted as match under certain circumstances and with prior SDDOT approval.
  • Once your project is funded: Written guidelines are available online.