Distribution of Programmed TE & TA Funds by Category
Combined TE/TA Funds by Fiscal Year
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State DOT Program Staff
State DOT TA Coordinator
Transportation Enhancements Coordinator
Minnesota Department of Transportation
395 John Ireland Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55155
FHWA Division TA Coordinator
TE Program Contact
380 Jackson Street Suite 500
St. Paul, MN 55101
TA Program Structure, Policies, and Procedures
- TA program structure: TAP combines funding for Transportation Enhancements, Safe Routes to School infrastructure, and Scenic Byways - separate programs under the previous federal transportation bill - into one grant program. Minnesota will be soliciting approximately $7.5 million across the state. Interested applicants must submit a letter of intent describing the key components of their project by Oct. 31, 2014. A regional representative will contact applicants to help review the project proposal and the steps necessary for delivering a federally funded project prior to local communities and regional agencies submitting a full grant application. It is run through a competitive selection process. TAP solicitation for the seven-county Twin Cities metropolitan area (Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, Washington counties) is conducted by the Metropolitan Council and its Transportation Advisory Board.
- Who is eligible to apply: Local governments, regional transportation authorities, transit agencies, natural resource or public land agencies, school districts, tribal government, and any government entity overseeing transportation or recreational trails.
- Application information: You must complete a letter of intent (LOI) first to receive the application. The LOI is found online.
- Application timeline: Oct. 31, 2014- Letter of intent deadline. Jan. 9, 2015 Full Grant Application deadline. April 15, 2015 Grant recipients announced.
- Application components: Project narrative, budget, letter of support from state or local agency, environmental statement, and design specifications.
- Selection criteria:
- Application tips: To improve chances of selection, applicants should provide precise project descriptions, detailed budgets, and quality maps.
- Is there an advisory committee?: Yes.
- Advisory committee members:
- Project award minimum:
- Project award maximum:
- Typical local match: 20%
- Matching policies:
- Once your project is funded:
This profile and the charts are drawn from a database maintained by the Transportation Alternatives Data Exchange at the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy and are based on data provided by the States and FHWA. If there is an error or an update is needed for this profile please let us know about it. Direct questions and comments to TrADE @ RTC at 202-974-5135 or by email to email@example.com
TrADE last updated this profile on: 03/26/2015