June 10, 2020
TDOT has announced a new planning grant for counties and municipalities in at-risk or distressed counties located outside the boundary of a Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO). The program is intended to help rural communities identify needs and promote solutions that lead to an interconnected community with efficient modes of transportation. The initiative will guide rural municipalities in determining strategies that will support improvements in the transportation system by providing rural city governments with planning resources to achieve transportation-related community goals.
Eligible activities for funding include corridor studies; access management studies; road diet analyses; resurfacing and striping plans for local roads; transportation facility inventories; transportation feasibility studies; complete streets plans, bike/pedestrian master plans, and transportation system management and operations. TDOT will provide up to $25,000 to selected projects. The deadline to apply is June 10. For more information, contact your regional Rural Planning Organization (RPO).