Transportation Alternatives



General Information

Transportation Alternatives (TA) is a program that uses federal transportation funds, designated by Congress, for specific activities that enhance the inter-modal transportation system and provide safe alternative transportation options. TA encompasses a variety of smaller-scale non-motorized 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 storm water and habitat connectivity.

Approximately  $4.6 million is available through a competitive project selection process administered by the South Department of Transportation (SDDOT) Office of Project Development.   Each individual project may be approved for a maximum of $600,000 in Federal funds, although SDDOT may approve a larger amount for phased projects.  The minimum for infrastructure projects will be $50,000. There is no minimum for non-infrastructure projects. Minimum local match required is 18.05%.


A full description of the TA is available via download:
Transportation Alternatives Summary and Application Guide

Transportation Alternatives Program Funding Available

2023 Grant Applications -- Due October 1, 2022

Application forms are now available for Transportation Alternatives (TA). The TA is a grant program that uses federal transportation funds, designated by Congress, for specific activities that enhance the intermodal transportation system and provide safe alternative transportation options.

The submittal of the Letter of Intent form, downloadable below, is a mandatory requirement in order to be eligible to submit a full application for funding. The Letter of Intent form submittal deadline is July 15, 2022. This will be the only call for Letters of Intent for the 2023 Fiscal Year.
Letter of Intent

Following the receipt of the Letters of Intent, on-site meetings with project sponsors will be scheduled prior to August 17, 2022.


Application Information

In order to be eligible to submit a full application for funding, an applicant must have previously submitted a Letter of Intent form and completed a site visit or project call with the SDDOT. The Transportation Alternatives Application documents are available for download below. Please note there are three components that need to be downloaded as part of the Application: the SDDOT TA 2023 Application document, the SDDOT TA 2023 Scope of Services document and SDDOT TA 2023 Scope of Work document. All three documents are required as part of the complete Application. Please see the Application documents and the Transportation Alternatives Summary and Application Guide for additional guidance.

The completed, three-part Grant Application with supporting documents must be electronically submitted to the SDDOT, as explained in the application, no later than 5 p.m. Central Time, October 1, 2022.

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Requests for additional information, site visits and/or meetings on potential projects should be directed to:

110,93,172,173
Logan Gran
Planning Engineer
605-773-4912
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