October 2, 2020
TDOT’s federally-funded Transportation Alternatives Program aims to assist communities across the state in efforts to revitalize downtown areas, highlight historic districts, provide alternative means of transportation, and increase opportunities for economic development. Since the program’s inception, TDOT has distributed $386 million to communities across Tennessee for eligible projects, including the construction of sidewalks or bike and pedestrian trails; restoration of historic facilities; landscaping; and other non-traditional transportation projects.
All local governmental agencies in Tennessee, including those within the Memphis, Nashville, Chattanooga, and Knoxville MPO/TPO planning areas, may submit an application to the program. Contact your MPO/TPO for additional information and specific guidelines regarding regional competitive program schedules. Full applications are due October 2, and can be completed through the State’s eGrants system. For more information on eligible projects and how to apply, see the program instruction booklet.