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Labor Force Development Council Meeting

Transportation Alternatives Program

Applications for the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) are now available. An approximate total of $1,450,000 in funding is available for TAP in 2016-2018. The minimum recommended project cost for eligible projects is $100,000; projects require a 20% local match. Right-of-way and engineering are not eligible for reimbursement under TAP. The application deadline is February 1, 2014.
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Applicants should be prepared for a brief (approx. 20 minute) presentation and Q & A session at a meeting of the TAP Subcommittee in February, when the subcommittee considers and prioritizes the applications.

Please note that a Letter of Intent for applications was due in November; communities that have not submitted a letter of intent will not be able to apply for TAP funding in this funding cycle. The next TAP funding cycle will tentatively be in the fall of 2014, for project funding in 2019.

Eligible TAP activities include:

  • Pedestrian & Bicycle Facilities
  • Safe Routes for Non-Drivers
  • Conversion of Abandoned Railway Corridors to Trails
  • Scenic Turnouts and Overlooks
  • Community Improvement Activities, such as
  • Outdoor Advertising Management
  • Historic Preservation & Rehab of Historic Transportation Facilities
  • Vegetation Management
  • Archaeological Activities
  • Environmental Mitigation Activities, such as
  • Stormwater Mitigation
  • Wildlife Management

 

Examples of previously funded projects in the West Central TAP include:

  • Battle Lake to Glendalough Interconnection Trail (funded 2013) = $175,000
  • Tower Road bridge trail in Fergus Falls (funded 2013) = $425,000
  • City of Ottertail bike trail (funded 2012) = $189,750
  • Moorhead pedestrian underpass at 20th Street and 40th Avenue (funded 2012) = $310,250
  • Villard bike trail to Villard city beach (funded 2012) = $100,000
  • Lake LeHomme Dieu bike path (funded 2011) = $192,300
  • Otter Tail County Highway 1 bike trail (funded 2011) = $144,300
  • Highway 10 aesthetic and beautification improvements (funded 2011) = $260,500
  • Phelps Mill bridge restoration (funded 2010) = $273,600
  • Pelican Rapids River Park and Pathway (funded 2010) = $125,000
  • Benson Northside Trail extension (funded 2010) = $167,200
  • City of Ottertail bike trail (funded 2012) = $189,750

Additional information on Transportation Alternatives funds, including a guidebook and fact sheets on the 12 eligible activities, can be found at the following website: http://www.enhancements.org

Questions about the application and the TAP program may be directed to Wayne Hurley at West Central Initiative at 800-735-2239 or wayne@wcif.org.

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