Request For Proposals: 2024 Transportation Alternatives Program Solicitation

The Capitol Region Council of Governments (CRCOG) is inviting eligible applicants to submit proposals for funding under the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP). Eligible applicants include local governments, regional transportation authorities, transit agencies, natural resource or public land agencies, school districts, and nonprofit entities. A full list of eligible applicants is included in the guidance documents linked below.


While this solicitation assumes the continuation of current funding levels and project eligibility, future legislation will dictate the number and type of projects that will be initiated. Therefore, selection under this solicitation does not guarantee project eligibility or funding. Currently eligible projects include: on-and off-road pedestrian and bicycle facilities, infrastructure projects for improving non-driver access to public transportation and enhanced mobility, community improvement activities, multi-use trail projects, and safe routes to school projects. A full list of eligible projects is included in the guidance documents linked below.


The minimum project size for TAP is $500,000 (federal share of $400,000). All projects that meet or exceed this threshold will be considered up to a maximum project size of $4.0 million (federal share of $3.2 million). Projects larger than $4.0 million should demonstrate a local match significant enough to maintain a federal share of $3.2 million. CRCOG anticipates selecting between three and six projects during this solicitation, but the final number of projects that will be advanced to the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) will be based upon project costs and available funding allocations.


To apply for funding under the 2024 TAP, please send the following materials to Michael Cipriano, Senior Transportation Planner, by 3:00pm on Monday, May 13, 2024:

  • Digital files of the completed TAP Application, Cost Estimate (in original file format with functioning fields/cells), and any other supplemental documents. Please transmit the files to
  • Please note that the application requires a duly authorized representative to sign a “Project Sponsor and Commitment Statement” expressing a commitment to fund the necessary local match and to operate, maintain, and insure the proposed transportation improvement.


CRCOG staff anticipates completing its review and short-listing of proposals by May 24, 2024. A CRCOG Transportation Committee Special Meeting will be held on June 10, 2024 at 10am to conduct project presentations and ranking.


Application Documents

Solicitation Resources


If you have any questions, please contact Michael Cipriano or Cara Radzins.