Transportation Alternatives

Important Updates

Please visit this page for new information regarding the TA process

Tentative dates for the Call for Applications will be from Friday January 6, 2023 through Wednesday April 12, 2023.

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School Application

Instructions & Application

Missoula MPO instructions and application are coming soon! Please contact us if you have any questions.

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Scoring Methodology

Scoring and methodology information will be available soon!

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FAQ

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The BIL continues the Transportation Alternatives (TA) set-aside from the Surface Transportation Block Grant (STBG) program. Eligible uses of the set-aside funds include all projects and activities that were previously eligible under the Transportation Alternatives Program under the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21). This encompasses a variety of smaller-scale transportation projects such as pedestrian and bicycle facilities, recreational trails, safe routes to school projects, community improvements such as historic preservation and vegetation management, and environmental mitigation related to stormwater and habitat connectivity.

The BIL allows for Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) to administer their own competitive application process (with approval and oversight from MDT). Billings, Missoula, and Great Falls will be administering a competitive process for the TA funding that is specific to those areas (funding specific to areas with a population of over 50,000). Applications from entities within the MPO and the MPO itself may also apply with MDT’s Call for Application as well, as there is funding that is not population based.

Projects submitted must meet Federal and State guidelines for eligibility and must identify a local, Federal or State sponsoring agency. Private individuals and organizations may recommend a project if the project is sponsored by the governmental agency in which the project is located. Examples of sponsoring agencies may include, but are not limited to, Missoula City and County government and the Montana Department of Transportation.