Alaska DOT&PF Opens CTP and TAP Programs

The Transportation Alternatives (TA) Set-Aside from the Surface Transportation Block Grant (STBG) Program provides funding for a variety of generally smaller-scale 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.

Project Phases
Phase One – Notice of Intent to Apply (NOIA) will help ensure DOT&PF supports community applications through the nomination process including an eligibility determination and development of a Scope, Schedule, and Estimate (SSE) for the project. Projects submitted to the DOT&PF will be screened for eligibility, and eligible projects will advance to the next phase. Early notification allows DOT&PF to work with communities to make projects more competitive. Completing a NOIA is required to be eligible to submit a project for Phase Two call for projects. Click here to complete the NOIA.
Phase Two – Call for Projects (CFP) requires a full project application, vetting matching funds and management responsibility for the project, and a community resolution of support. After complete project applications are received during Phase Two, all projects will receive a preliminary score from the DOT&PF Area Planners. Those that score high enough will advance to the Project Evaluation Board for a final evaluation and potential project award.
Program Schedule
  1. September 1 – October 3, 2022: Public Comment Opportunity for Project Evaluation Criteria
  2. September 1 – October 31, 2022: Phase One – Intent to Apply – Communities wishing to apply must submit an NOIA form. Applicants will be asked to provide project title, location/termini, scope, short justification, and answer eligibility screening.
  3. November – February 2023: Phase Two – Call for Projects – DOT&PF will use preliminary project information to determine eligibility and prepare a Scope, Schedule, and Estimate. Communities develop full project applications for eligible projects.
  4. March – April 2023: Pre-screening and project package development by DOT&PF for projects to compete at PEB (highest scoring projects).
  5. April 2023: Statewide Project Evaluation Board (PEB) Meeting
  6. May 2023: Project Awards Announced

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Comment on Draft TAP Criteria by October 3rd

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