Transportation Alternatives Program Profile

Tennessee's Cumberland River Greenway | Photo by TrailLink user roeders6

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— Available   — Apportioned — Obligated   — Rescinded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
Neil Hansen
Enhancement Coordinator
Tennessee Department of Transportation
505 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN 37243-0341
Tel: 615-741-4850
Fax: 615-741-9673
Email: tdot.enhancements@tn.gov

FHWA Division TA Coordinator
Gary Fottrell
TE Program Contact
TN Division
404 BNA Drive, Building 200
Nashville, TN 37217
Tel: 615-781-5766
Fax: 615-781-5773
Email: gary.fottrell@dot.gov

State DOT Website: http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/local/grants.htm

TA Program Structure, Policies, and Procedures

  • TA program structure: Program is run through a state level TAP office. All TAP projects are to be locally managed, designed, and competitively bid.
  • Who is eligible to apply: Local governments or state natural resource or public land agencies.
  • Application information: The application is located online.
  • Application timeline: Applications accepted by November 3rd, 2014. The project must obtain construction authorization from the TDOT within three years of the award date and it must be completed within 5 years of the award date.
  • Application components: Purpose and need, project status, system linkage, social/economic conditions, land use, safety, cost, support from eligible agency, and public support.
  • Selection criteria: Relationship to the proposed project to surface transportation, verification that the project meets one or more of the 10 eligible activities, maps provided illustrate how the project will enhance local transportation infrastructure, relationship of the project to existing, proposed or future state and local transportation plans, and detailed project budget template prepared per the instructions.
  • Application tips: Must be involved with surface transportation and include a color coded map.
  • Is there an advisory committee?: No.
  • Advisory committee members: N/A
  • Project award minimum: No, however projects should exceed $250,000.
  • Project award maximum: No, but it is rare if any phase of a project exceeds $1 million.
  • Typical local match: 20%
  • Matching policies: Must be a hard cash match.
  • Once your project is funded: All projects are locally managed. Make sure you have your NEPA permits and public involvement support.