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RPA TAP Grants

The RPA Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) is a new iteration of the former Transportation Enhancements (later Transportation Alternatives) program that has been in existence since 1991. Eligible project activities continue to include a variety of smaller-scale transportation projects such as pedestrian and bicycle facilities, recreational trails, and community improvements such as historic preservation, vegetation management, and some environmental mitigation related to storm water and habitat connectivity.

RPA is now accepting RPA TAP applications for the Federal Fiscal Year 2024-2028 funding cycle.  Applications will be accepted by email to cravada@ecia.org until 5:00 p.m. CST on March 7, 2024.

Please use the NOFO and application materials below to learn how to apply.

NOFO for RPA TAP Program
RPA TAP Guidance
Iowa DOT TAP Application Parts A through F
Iowa DOT TAP Application Part G Checklist and Certification
Iowa DOT Form 105101 Minority Impact Statement

Funding for the RPA 8 TAP program comes from an annual sub-allocation of the State of Iowa’s federal Transportation Alternative Set-Aside funds. RPA 8 will use a competitive process to select projects for funding. RPA 8 will provide technical assistance to eligible entities needing help understanding how to apply. 

You may direct any specific questions to Chandra Ravada at cravada@ecia.org or Dan Fox at dfox@ecia.org.  

Information on the Iowa DOT Statewide Transportation Alternatives (TA Set-Aside or TAP) program is available at https://iowadot.gov/systems_planning/grant-programs/transportation-alternatives.