Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP)

Transportation Alternatives Program

The Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) is a program through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and is a set-aside of the Surface Transportation Block Grant (STBG) program. TAP funds projects such as pedestrian and bicycle facilities, recreational trails, and other multimodal improvements (such as ADA enhancements and bike share expansion).

ACOG TAP Call for Projects

On September 1, 2022, ACOG will open the first of two ACOG TAP Call for Projects under the IIJA.

Criteria

There will be a total of $7.5 million available for projects in the ACOG adjusted urbanized area (UZA). Eligible organizations may not request more than $1.5 million or less than $20,000 in federal funds per project. There is no limit on overall project size. No single entity can receive more than 56 percent of the total available funding for TAP until all entities’ projects have been considered. Eligible TAP projects will be funded at a ratio of 80 percent federal funds and 20 percent local funds for eligible costs. All applicants must complete the pre-application form.

Eligible Projects

All projects must be located in the ACOG UZA

  • Recreational trails
  • Shared use paths
  • Sidewalks
  • Protected, buffered, and conventional bicycle lanes or cycle tracks
  • Safe bicyclist and pedestrian crossings
  • Traffic control devices for pedestrians and bicyclists
  • …and more

Eligible Entities

  • Local governments (towns, cities, and counties)
  • Transit agencies
  • Tribal governments
  • Public school districts, public schools, or public universities (with support from local municipality)
  • Non-profit organizations (with support from local municipality)

Timeline

DATE ACTION
Wednesday, August 10, 2022 Pre-Application form available
Thursday, September 1, 2022 Application cycle opens
Friday, September 16, 2022 Pre-applications due to ACOG by 4:00 p.m.
Monday, October 31, 2022 Final project applications due to ACOG by 4:00 p.m.
February 2023 (tentative) ACOG staff present project recommendations to the Active Transportation Advisory Committee (ATAC). ACOG MPO Policy Committee approves project selections. Awarded projects are then passed to ODOT

For more information, contact Jordan Evans at jevans@acogok.org or at (405) 234-2264.

ODOT TA Program

Communities with projects outside the ACOG Adjusted Urbanized Area (UZA) and those inside the UZA with less than 15,000 residents may apply to ODOT for TAP funds. For information on ODOT’s TAP grant, please visit https://oklahoma.gov/odot/business-center/local-government-resource-center/transportation-alternatives-program-tap.html.

Past ACOG TAP Projects

ACOG has previously held two calls for projects: The first in 2014 and the second in 2017. Communities within the UZA were eligible to apply for these funds. Projects previously awarded by ACOG can be viewed in the tables below.

2013 – 2014 Projects ($2.8 million)

Sponsor Project
1. COTPA Routeside Amenities
2. Edmond Creek Bend Trail – Phase 1 Design
3. Midwest City SE 29th Street Trail, Sooner to Air Depot
4. Midwest City W Palmer Loop Trail
5. Midwest City Rail with Trail
6. Midwest City Midwest City Elementary School Connector
7. Oklahoma City W. Overholser Bike Route & Sidewalk
8. Oklahoma City Envision 240 Pedestrian Improvements
9. Warr Acres Sidewalk Improvements NW 50th, N Meridian to N MacArthur
10. Yukon Yukon Trails Master Trails Plan

2015 – 2020 Projects ($8.4 million)

Sponsor Project
1. Choctaw 23rd Street (Clarke – Henney)
2. Del City Kerr/Vickie Sidewalk
3. Edmond Creek Bend Trail
4. Midwest City Rail with Trail phase 2
5. Midwest City Rail with Trail phase 3
6. Norman Constitution Street Multimodal Path
7. Norman State Highway 9 Multimodal Path
8. Oklahoma City Eagle Lake Trail
9. Oklahoma City Robinson Avenue River Bridge
10.  Oklahoma City 4th Street Bridges
11. Oklahoma City Grand Boulevard (N and S combined)
12. Oklahoma City Will Rogers and West River Trail Amenities
13. Oklahoma City Shartel Improvements
14. Oklahoma City Deep Fork Trail
15. Oklahoma City 4th  Street Bike/Ped/Transit Improvements
16. Oklahoma City Grand Blvd Intersections Improvements
17. Warr Acres Pedestrian Improvements
18. Yukon Garth Brooks Trail
19. Spokies/COTPA Bike Share Service Area Expansion
20. Norman Flood Avenue Multimodal Path

Map of ACOG TAP Projects

Staff Contacts

Jordan Evans

Associate Transportation Planner - Multimodal

ACOG Adjusted Urbanized Area (UZA) Map
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