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Air Rail Highway Bike/Ped Public Transit


For Immediate Release
July 10, 2014
Thomas Jameson
Planning & Community Assistance Bureau
(603) 271-4262
Transportation Alternatives Program Call For New Projects

The New Hampshire Department of Transportation announces the opening of a competitive selection round for the federally funded Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) projects created by MAP-21. Overall funding for TAP is approximately $5.5M in this first round.

To better manage TAP projects and to focus funding to provide choices for non-motorized use that is safe, reliable and convenient, the following guidelines have been created by the Department and will be used during this competitive selection round:

Funding Limitations:

  • Minimum project limit is $200,000 (total dollars) – ($160,000 federal)
  • Maximum project limit is $800,000 (total dollars) – ($640,000 federal)
  • Project will require at least a 20% match provided by the applicant

Eligible Activities

  • Construction, planning, and design of on-road and off-road trail facilities for pedestrians, bicyclists, and other non-motorized forms of transportation.
  • Construction, planning, and design of infrastructure-related projects and systems that will provide safe routes for non-drivers, including children, older adults, and individuals with disabilities to access daily needs.
  • Conversion and use of abandoned railroad corridors for trails for pedestrians, bicyclists, or other non-motorized transportation users.
  • Eligible Safe Routes to School program infrastructure activities under §1404 of SAFETEA–LU (20% match required)

The Application process is broken into three distinct and mandatory steps. 

  • Submission of a letter of interest for TAP funding
  • Attendance at a pre-application informational meeting hosted by the Department
  • Submission of the TAP application

A letter of interest must be received by the Department by 4:00pm on Wednesday August 6, 2014.
Failure to meet this deadline will result in the potential project having to wait until the next funding cycle to apply.  For more information, visit

New Hampshire Department of Transportation
PO Box 483 | 7 Hazen Drive | Concord, NH | 03302-0483
Tel: 603.271-3734 | Fax: 603.271.3914

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