2023 TAP Call for Projects

The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) is seeking projects to be funded using Statewide Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) funds. This program call will award $47 million of federal TAP funds throughout the State.​


Eligible projects include:

  • Transportation Alternatives

Eligible projects must meet one or more of these eligibilities and must relate to surface transportation.

  1. Construction, planning, and design of on-road and off-road trail facilities for pedestrians, bicyclists, and other nonmotorized forms of transportation, including sidewalks, bicycle infrastructure, pedestrian and bicycle signals, traffic calming techniques, lighting and other safety-related infrastructure, and transportation projects to achieve compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 12101 et seq).
  2. Construction, planning, and design of infrastructure-related projects and systems that will provide safe routes for non-drivers, including children, older adults, and individuals with disabilities to access daily needs.
  3. Conversion and use of abandoned railroad corridors for trails for pedestrians, bicyclists, or other nonmotorized transportation users.
  4. Construction of turnouts, overlooks, and viewing areas.
  5. Historic preservation and rehabilitation of historic transportation facilities.
  6. Construction of Complete Street/Safe Streets For All improvements


  • Infrastructure-Related Safe Routes to School Projects

The planning, design, and construction of infrastructure-related projects that will substantially improve the ability of students to walk and bicycle to school, including:

  1. Sidewalk improvements
  2. Traffic calming and speed reduction improvements
  3. Pedestrian and bicycle crossing improvements
  4. On-street bicycle facilities
  5. Off-street bicycle and pedestrian facilities
  6. Secure bicycle parking facilities
  7. Traffic diversion improvements in the vicinity of schools. (section 1404(f)(1)(a))


  • Recreational Trails Program Projects (RTP)

Any project eligible under the RTP also is eligible under the TA Set Aside. Eligible Recreational Trails Program projects include:

  1. Maintenance and restoration of existing recreational trails;
  2. Development and rehabilitation of trailside and trailhead facilities and trail linkages;
  3. Construction of new recreational trails (with some restrictions for new trails on Federal lands);


Awarded projects will be funded with a maximum 80 percent federal funds and require a minimum 20 percent local match. A project must seek a minimum of $500,000 of federal reimbursement.

Links to the Program Guide, Application Form, and example documents:

Completed TAP application packets and attachments must be submitted, via either mail or in person, to NDOT at 1400 Nebraska Parkway, Lincoln NE, 68502 Attention Jeff Soula.  Applications must be received by April 30th, 2023 by 4:00 PM.  NDOT reserves the right to deem a TAP application package ineligible for funding if not received by the prescribed deadline. 


3/20/23 Update
The TAP Application and Guidance documents have recently been updated to open up eligibility to all areas of the state, including within TMA areas, without the need for an MPO funding denial letter.  For clarification purposes, we have removed the requirement for a concurrence letter from the MPO from the application.  The deadline for submittal remains the same, April 30th, 2023.


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