LPA Funding Information

Local Programs provide federal funding to cities and counties for their transportation improvements. Please refer to Local Public Agency in MoDOT's policy guide, for more information on utilizing federal funding through several programs.

Transportation Enhancements (TE)
This program provides funding through a competitive selection process for transportation related activities other than routine highway and bridge construction. For program details and project examples, click on your area below to access the TE Guide.

Transportation Alternatives (TAP)

This program provides funding through a competitive selection process for transportation related activities other than routine highway and bridge construction.

Off-System Bridge Replacement and Rehabilitation (BRO)
This program provides funding to counties for replacement or rehabilitation of deficient bridges.

On-System Bridge Replacement and Rehabilitation (BRM)
This program provides funding through a competitive selection process for replacement or rehabilitation of deficient bridges.

Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ)
This program provides funding for projects that improve air quality within Environmental Protection Agency designated areas.

Surface Transportation Program (STP)

  • Large Urban - This program provides funding for transportation facilities within the Transportation Management Areas of Kansas City, Springfield and St. Louis.
  • Small Urban - This program provides funding for transportation facilities within urban areas with an urban cluster population greater than 5,000.

Safe Routes to School
MoDOT's Design Division administers the Safe Routes to School program which provides safer biking and walking accommodations for children in grades K-8.  The program is designed to provide public awareness and outreach efforts and improve biking and walking conditions around schools.

Scenic Byways
The Missouri Byways Program is a statewide partnership designed to provide recreational, educational and economic benefits to Missourians through the designation, interpretation, protection, promotion and infrastructure development of outstanding routes in Missouri, which contain exceptional examples of any of the following six intrinsic qualities:  cultural, historical, archeological, natural, scenic and recreational.  The Missouri Byways Program is also a part of a national program consisting of All-American roads, national scenic byways and state scenic byways.

Local Public Agency Land Acquisition
Specific detailed procedures concerning the acquisition of land for road and bridge improvement projects administered by a local public agency are contained in Local Public Agency Land Acquisition.

Discretionary Grants
The FHWA administers discretionary programs through its various offices. These discretionary programs represent special funding categories where FHWA solicits for candidates and selects projects for funding based on applications received.

BUILD Grants 
The Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Discretionary Grant replaces the pre-existing Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant program. BUILD Transportation grants are for investments in surface transportation infrastructure and are to be awarded on a competitive basis for projects that will have a significant local or regional impact. BUILD funding can support roads, bridges, transit, rail, ports or intermodal transportation.

Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (FFATA)