STBG Set-Aside (Transportation Alternatives-TA) Program
The FAST Act eliminated the MAP-21 Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) and replaced it with a set-aside of the Surface Transportation Block Grant Program. These set-aside funds can be used on all projects and activities that were previously eligible under TAP, which include those that improve access and mobility for non-drivers, such as pedestrians and bicyclists.
Eligible Set-Aside (TA) activities include:
- Bicycle/pedestrian facilities
- Landscaping and scenic beautification
- Construction of turnouts, overlooks and viewing areas
- Rehabilitation of historic transportation facilities and buildings
- Control and removal of outdoor advertising
- Archaeological planning and research
- Mitigation of highway runoff and provisions for wildlife crossings
Based on availability of the Set-Aside TA funds, KYOVA Interstate Planning Commission will issue a competitive Call for Projects. Projects submitted in accordance with the Call for Projects are evaluated and prioritized based on how they align with the regional priorities and/or goals and support identified Performance Targets. Once ranked, the projects are submitted to the KYOVA Policy Committee for consideration and approval. Applications will be accepted until all available Set-Aside TA funds have been committed.
A competitive application process must be held for all Set-Aside (TA) funded projects. Applicants in Kentucky and West Virginia may also apply through their statewide process. Kentucky’s annual competitive grant process can be found at: Click Here
Applications for the Set-Aside (TA) Program are not being accepted at this time. Please contact the KYOVA office if you have any questions.
Click the appropriate box below to be directed to the STBG Set-Aside Program (TA) on-line application.
Set-Aside (TA) Program Planning Studies and Design Reports (non-construction)
Set-Aside (TA) Infrastructure (construction) and Transit Projects
NOTE: At this time KYOVA will not be accepting applications for the urbanized portion of Lawrence County, Ohio as all funds have been committed through FY 2023.
For more information on funding, eligible recipients, and eligible activities, please see the information sheet provided by the Federal Highway Administration at the following link:Click Here