Transportation Alternatives (TA) Program


The 2021 Transportation Alternatives (TA) Program Call for Projects is now open.

The TA Program, as administered by KDOT, provides funding for a variety of alternative transportation projects, including pedestrian and bicycle facilities; infrastructure for non-driver access to public transportation; projects that enhance safety and mobility; improve the scenic or environmental, or archaeological assets in our state; Safe Routes to School projects; and others. An estimated $7 million of federal funds are anticipated to be available to award and program for federal fiscal year 2021. All selected projects are required to meet a minimum 20% local cash match.

NOTE: Project sponsors within the Wichita and Kansas City metropolitan regions are not eligible to apply for TA funding through KDOT. These regions receive their own portion of TA funds directly from the Federal Highway Association (FHWA), which they program independently of this call for projects.

Important Dates:

  • August 29, 2019 – Call for 2021 Projects announced, and website will be live with program guidance materials and the project application form.
  • TA Program Workshops – KDOT will host 2 workshops to inform applicants about program requirements and expectations. Attendees will also review a demo application packet, cover any changes from previous rounds of TA funding, and participate in open and one-on-one Q&A session. Space is limited so please RSVP by 4 pm on Friday, September 13th to or (785) 296-5186 and indicate which workshop you would like to attend.
    • Topeka: September 20, 2019 – 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm – TA Workshop at Eisenhower State Office Building’s 4th Floor Auditorium, 700 SW Harrison, Topeka, KS 66603.
    • Salina: September 27, 2019 – 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm – TA Workshop at Kansas Highway Patrol Academy, Classroom 58, 2025 East Iron, Salina, KS 67401.

Now Available: 2021 Workshop Slides 

  • November 1, 2019 at 4:00pm local timeApplications are due and must be postmarked by this date or will not be accepted. Please submit 1 paper copy and 1 digital copy in PDF format on a USB flash drive, mailed to KDOT headquarters:
    • Attn: Jenny Kramer, 700 SW Harrison St. 2nd Floor, Topeka, KS 66603.
  • December 2019 – January 2020 – KDOT staff will conduct Site Visits.
  • Spring 2020 – Project selections and public announcement of awards.

TA Program Application Materials

2021 TA Program Guide

2021 TA Project Application Form (Appendix A)

Comprehensive Scoring Rubric (Appendix B)

Categorical Scoring Sheets (Appendix C)

Example Resolution of Support

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

KDOT District Maps and Area Office Contacts 

More information on the Transportation Alternatives Program can be found on the Federal Highway Administration’s website at: