An application workshop was held on December 14, 2016 at NCTCOG offices where staff reviewed application submittal requirements for the Call for Projects, including eligible project categories, eligible entities to receive funding, evaluation and scoring priorities, and questions related to the application process.
Mobility 2040 Resources
AASHTO Guide for the Development of Bicycle Facilities (2012, Fourth Edition) (Available for purchase)
AASHTO Guide for the Planning, Design, and Operation of Pedestrian Facilities (Available for purchase)
Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Resources
Environmental Checklist Resources
As part of the quarterly Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee held on November 16, 2016, proposed guidelines for the Call for Projects for the North Central Texas Region was presented to the public to seek feedback. The public was invited to share thoughts on issues related to the types of projects eligible for funding through the call for projects, criteria for evaluating projects, as well as local funding match requirements and the schedule and process through which funding may be awarded.
Proposed Guidelines for the 2017 TA Set-Aside Call for Projects (November 16, 2016)
Click on the expandable blue bars below for more information about previous call for projects funding opportunities.
Bicycle and Pedestrian Funding Opportunities/Federal Transit and Federal Highway Funds
Information on this page indicates potential eligibility for pedestrian and bicycle projects under Federal Transit and Federal Highway programs.
Texas Parks and Wildlife (TPWD) Recreational Trail Grant
Texas Parks and Wildlife (TPWD) Recreational Trails Grants - Next Deadline February 1, 2017
TPWD administers the National Recreational Trails Fund in Texas under the approval of the Federal Highway Administration. This federally funded program receives its funding from a portion of federal gas taxes paid on fuel used in non-highway recreational vehicles. The grants can be up to 80 percent of project cost with a maximum of $200,000 for non-motorized trail grants and $400,000 for motorized off-highway vehicle grants. Funds can be spent on both motorized and non-motorized recreational trail projects such as the construction of new recreational trails, to improve existing trails, to develop trailheads or trailside facilities, and to acquire trail corridors.
For more information on Recreational Trail Grants, call 512-538-4427.
2015 Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) Call for Projects
This Call for Projects is limited to eligible project sponsors and projects from non-urban areas with populations of 5,000 or less and urban areas with populations of 5,001 to 200,000 that are outside 2010 U.S. Census Urbanized Area boundaries with populations over 200,000.
The TAP 2015 Program Guide and Nomination Form are available for downloading from the department’s website at:
2014 Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) Call for Projects (North Central Texas Region)
The Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) was authorized under Section 1122 of MAP – 21: Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (the current transportation funding and authorization bill) and provides funding for programs and projects defined as transportation alternatives. TAP is similar to the former Transportation Enhancement (TE) and Safe Routes to School (SRTS) programs.
Approximately $28 million is anticipated to be available to fund TAP projects in the 12-county North Central Texas Council of Governments' (NCTCOG) Metropolitan Planning Area. General types of projects eligible under this program include on- and off-road pedestrian and bicycle facilities, infrastructure projects for improving non-driver access to public transportation and enhanced mobility, improved safety and access to schools, and boulevards and similar multimodal roadways.
2014 Awarded and Funded Projects (North Central Texas Region)
On October 9, 2014 the Regional Transportation Council approved 33 Transportation Alternatives Program projects that fall within NCTCOG's Metropolitan Planning Area.
2014 TAP Call for Projects Application Materials
Call Opened: February 24, 2014
NCTCOG Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Crash Density Maps
Public meetings and a Workshop were conducted in December 2013 to seek feedback on a planned 2014 Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) Call for Projects for the 12-County North Central Texas Region. The public was invited to share thoughts on issues related to the types of projects eligible for funding through the call for projects, criteria for evaluating projects, as well as local funding match requirements and the schedule and process through which funding may be awarded.
Public Meetings (December 2013)
Click here to view the archived December 11, 2013 public meeting video
2012-2013 Statewide Transportation Enhancement Program
The Transportation Enhancement (TE) Program is administered by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). Transportation enhancements were provided under the federal transportation legislation Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient, Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users Act (SAFETEA-LU). We are currently operating under the new transportation bill MAP-21, but additional dollars remaining from SAFETEA-LU were identified by TXDOT and they issued a statewide call for projects in 2012.
The TE program funds transportation-related activities contributing to quality communities, preserving the environment, encouraging multi-modal travel,
The 2012-2013 Transportation Enhancements Call for Projects opened on September 24, 2012 and closed on November 16, 2012. The Call for Projects had $70 million in SAFETEA-LU funds available statewide:
2012-2013 Awarded and Funded Transportation Enhancement Projects
Regional Transportation Projects Selected by the Regional Transportation Council
2012 Transportation Enhancement Application Workshop hosted by NCTCOG
A workshop was held at NCTCOG on October 22, 2012 with TxDOT district representatives to discuss the application process.
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