Transportation Alternatives Program Funding Now Available

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) is soliciting candidate projects for Transportation Alternatives (TA) Program funding. These funds are made available to the State through the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and are administered by CTDOT. SCCOG is responsible for collecting, reviewing, and prioritizing applications for candidate projects in southeastern CT.

Applications for funding must be received by SCCOG by Monday, April 15, 2024. Applications for previous funding rounds must be re-submitted for consideration.

The Federal Transportation Alternatives Program provides funding for a variety of transportation projects such as pedestrian and bicycle facilities; construction of turnouts, overlooks, and viewing areas; community improvements such as historic preservation and vegetation management; environmental mitigation related to stormwater and habitat connectivity; recreational trails; safe routes to school projects; and vulnerable road user safety assessments. Regionally significant projects will be prioritized for funding above smaller-scale projects that are eligible for other state and federal funds.

To receive TA Program funding a project must:

• Be submitted by an eligible entity with a complete application

• Be deliverable in FFY 2026 – FFY 2031 (design complete/construction started)

• Have a minimum cost of $500,000.00 (projects are not to be combined to meet this minimum threshold). Approximately $3,000,000 will be available each year for projects in small urban and rural areas in the FFY 2026-2031 timeframe.

SCCOG will review applications for completeness and project eligibility and rank them according to the Project Solicitation Screen and Scoring Criteria Sheet.



March 26, 2024: SCCOG Webinar reviewing funding opportunity (10 AM via zoom). March 26 Presentation Slides.

April 15, 2024: Deadline to submit initial application.

April 15- May 15: SCCOG will review applications for completeness and accuracy and may request additional information.

May 29, 2024: Deadline to submit final application signed by municipal CEO.

June 19, 2024: SCCOG Board approval of project prioritization.



(for word and excel files, right click link and choose “save as”)

FHWA Transportation Alternatives Guidance

Application for Funding (2024 New Project Solicitation)

Cost Estimate Template

Project Selection Criteria