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Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP)

The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) authorized the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) to provide funding for programs and projects defined as transportation alternatives. The TAP replaced the funding from pre-MAP-21 programs including the Transportation Enhancement Activities, Recreational Trails Program, Safe Routes to School Program. Map-21 apportioned funding distributions to MPOs with greater than 200,000 urbanized area populations, and apportioned funding to rural, urban and a statewide program.


2018-2019 Transportation Alternatives Program Project Awards

Region PJ NAME PEB Scores
S JNU: Windfall Lake Bridges (USFS) 167
N FNSB Growden Park Path 162
C Soldotna Community Connections and ADA Improvements 150
N City of Fairbanks 5th Avenue Sidewalks 127
C Kenai River Flats Facility Improvements 147
N Cordova Center Pedestrian Connector 138
C Kenai Bridge Access Road Pathway 129
S JNU: Brotherhood Bridge Trail Improvements 124
S HNH: Harbor Way Ped Improvements & Pitt Island
Cemetery Walkway
C Palmer ADA Sidewalk Improvements 114
N Cordova 7th Street Sidewalks * 112
N Koyukuk Streetlighting * 109

* funding unavailable for these projects


MAP-21 and the FAST ACT require the State to have a competitive process to allow eligible entities to submit projects for funding.

Funding amounts available are defined by population.
Areas with a population of 5,000 or under are considered Rural
Areas with a population of 5,000 to 200,000 are considered Urban
Any area of the State of Alaska is considered Statewide

The “any area” funds are available for projects in any area within the State, including large urbanized area, small urban areas, and rural areas.

Population Funds Available
Rural (5,000 or less) $2,640,000
Urban (5,000 to 200,000) $2,040,000
Statewide (any area) $7,320,000
TOTAL $12,000,000