Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP)

The TAP replaces the funding from pre-MAP-21 programs including Transportation Enhancements, Recreational Trails, Safe Routes to School, and Scenic Byways, wrapping them into a single funding source. The FAST Act has continued authorization of this funding for transportation alternatives projects.

Federal TAP funds are provided through the FHWA. Projects using TAP funds are eligible for reimbursement of up to 80% of allowable costs. The LPA is required to match the project with a minimum of 20%. Refer to EPG 136.3.9 Local Match Guidelines for local match guidelines for transportation alternatives projects.

Compensation for expenditures will be authorized on a cost reimbursement basis. Expenditures incurred prior to receiving a formal notice to proceed will not be eligible for reimbursement.

MoDOT distributes TAP funds outside TMA boundaries every two years (even years) through a competitive selection process. The FAST Act provides for TMAs to receive a separate allocation of TAP funding through Surface Transportation Block Grants (STBG). TMAs develop their own TAP guide and selection criteria while still adhering to federal rules outlined in the FAST Act.

Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) News

  • 2024 TAP Call for Projects


    Transportation Alternatives Program - Notice of 2024 Statewide Call for Rural Projects Applications due April 26, 2024

    The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) is seeking projects to be funded using Rural Statewide Transportation...

  • Tentative Calendar Year 2024 Call for Projects.


    For those project sponsors who are interested in applying for grant opportunities for the Rural Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP), the Traffic Engineering Assistance Program (TEAP), and the Off-System Bridge Replacement and Rehabilitation...

  • 2023 Transportation Alternatives Program Award Announcement


    The Missouri Department of Transportation is pleased to announce the award of the 2023

    Transportation Alternatives Program projects.

    The Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) is federally funded through the Infrastructure 

    Investment and Jobs...

  • 2023 TAP Guide Revised


    2023 TAP Guide Revised

    Transportation Alternatives Program - Notice of 2023 Statewide Call for Rural Projects Applications due August 24, 2023


    The TAP Guide has been revised to clarify that the TAP applications are due on August 24, 2023. ...