Transportation Alternatives Program Profile
Utah's Historic Union Pacific Rail Trail State Park | Photo by TrailLink user darynlisa
Distribution of Programmed TE & TA Funds by Category
Cumulative FY 1992 Through FY 2018
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— Available — Apportioned — Obligated — Rescinded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
Local Government Program Engineer
Utah Dept. of Transportation
4501 S 2700 W
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-3600
FHWA Division TA Coordinator
TE Program Contact
2520 West 4700 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84118
TA Program Structure, Policies, and Procedures
- TA program structure: The TE program uses a competitive selection process.
- Who is eligible to apply: Municipality, County, State or local agency, Federal agency, or Tribe. (Private organizations may participate through a public agency.)
- Application information: Potential applicants must submit concept letter. Applications form and info is available online. Applicants may be requested to present their projects to the TE Advisory Committee.
- Application timeline: The project selection cycle occurs every other year. The next call for proposals is on hold. Check website for updates.
- Application components: Project narrative, cost estimate, sponsor letters of fund match and financial committment and community support.
- Selection criteria: The state considers applications for all 12 TE categories. Project selection criteria include: anticipated benefits for the community, whether a project is eligible under multiple TE categories, environmental impact, fit with comprehensive planning goals, geographic location, need for TE funds to complete project, maintenance commitment, relationship to other projects, project innovation, secured matching funds, and sponsor record.
- Application tips: Project is planned for, ie inclusion in Master Plan and or any element plan. Chances for selection improve if the local matrch is exceeded.
- Is there an advisory committee?: Yes, but the committee serves in an advisory capacity only. Final decisions are made by the Transportation Commission.
- Advisory committee members: The committee is composed of 6 UDOT staff (Department Region Program Managers, Bicycle and Pedestrian Planner, and Landscape Architect), a Transportation Commissioner, a representative from the Department of Parks and Recreation, two private citizens, and a representative from a local government. Non-voting members include, representatives from MPOs and FHWA, and the UDOT Local Government Programs Planner.
- Project award minimum: $100,000
- Project award maximum: $500,000
- Typical local match: 20%
- Matching policies: The state does accept soft and in-kind match with prior approval. Applicants may request that UDOT sponsor the project and pay the local match, as long as it is on UDOT right-of-way or can be applied statewide (such as a safety education program).
- Once your project is funded: During application period, sponsors are requested to discuss project and develop detailed cost estimate for Department review. Department project manager is assigned to project to assist in federal process compliance as necessary. Surplus project funds are returned to the Program.