Overview The Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) is a competitive grant program that funds projects such as multi-use paths, streetscapes, and historic preservation of transportation facilities, that enhance Michigan's intermodal transportation system and provide safe alternative transportation options. These investments support place-based economic development by offering transportation choices, promoting walkability, and improving quality of life. The program uses Federal Transportation Funds designated by Congress for these types of activities.
Contact Us We highly encourage you to contact a Grant Coordinator before beginning an application. They are available to assist you by providing more information on the program, guidance on competitive projects, and information on how best to develop a competitive application.
How to Apply
The TAP grant application is available online through the MDOT Grant System (MGS). MGS allows applicants to work on their application, save, and continue working on the application at a later date. MGS also has the ability to allow applicants to track their application status, upload supporting documentation, and communicate directly with grant coordinators.
Grant Application Planning Guide Applications are accepted year-round; however, grant decisions are made quarterly. The planning guide assists applicants in planning project timelines for potential grant applications. We are currently accepting applications for funding in Fiscal Year 2016 (which starts October 1, 2015) and beyond. Please call the grant coordinator for your area before you begin an application.
Sample TAP Application Refer to the sample application for information required to prepare and submit a TAP application.
Important! When working in MGS, click on the "i" symbol on each tab to display application requirements.