Funding Sources and Assistance

SCCOG provides application assistance to municipalities using State or Federal funding sources for local transportation projects. SCCOG staff work closely with local officials, engineering staff, and the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CT DOT) through all stages of project development. Municipalities seeking funding for transportation projects: find program descriptions below and links to additional materials and applications at left.

Additionally, Connecticut’s Safety Circuit Rider Program program is designed to provide safety-related information, training, and direct technical assistance to agencies responsible for local roadway safety. Link to more information under Additional Links (left).

Local Transportation Capital Improvement Program (LOTCIP): CT DOT

Provides money to municipalities for transportation capital improvement projects. Eligible projects include reconstruction, pavement rehabilitation, sidewalks, and multi-use trails. All projects must be located on Federally eligible roadways (except for multi-use trails).

Applications for LOTCIP must follow the SCCOG and CT DOT guidelines and rules (left).

Transportation Rural Improvement Program (TRIP): CT DOT

Funds municipal transportation improvements in rural municipalities. Eligible projects include roadway, signal, and bridge structural and safety improvements on a eligible roadways (minor rural collector road or greater). Additionally, on- and off-road bicycle facilities, sidewalks, and multi-use trails for pedestrian and cyclist accessibility are eligible anywhere within a rural boundary.

Section 5310 Grant Program: Federal Transit Administration

Intended to improve mobility for seniors and individuals with disabilities. Eligible applicants are state and local governments, non-profit organizations, and transit districts. 

Senior and Disabled Transportation Municipal Grant Program: CT DOT

Also known as the “Municipal Grant Program”. Matching funds are available to all municipalities, or through coordinating agencies such as a transit district, to provide transportation services for senior and disabled persons.

Local Road Accident Reduction Program (LRARP): CT DOT

Provides funding for low-cost safety improvements to local roads.

Congestion Mitigation Air Quality Improvement Program (CMAQ): Federal Highway Administration

Funds a wide range of projects that addresses traffic congestion and air quality, including transit facility improvements, bicycle paths, and alternative-fuel vehicle purchases.

Local Bridge Program: Federal Highway Administration and CT DOT

Complementary State and Federal programs provide funding to replace, remove, or reconstruct existing bridges that are structurally inadequate or functionally obsolete.

Community Connectivity Program: CT DOT

Provides assistance for conducting Road Safety Audits of priority pedestrian and bicycle corridors and intersections, as well as funding for capital improvements that improve bicycle and pedestrian safety.

Transportation Alternatives (TA) Set-Aside Program: Federal Highway Administration

Primarily intended for bicycle and pedestrian projects.