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Multimodal Access Grant

TDOT’s Multimodal Access Grant is a state-funded program created to support the transportation needs of pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit users through infrastructure projects that address existing gaps along state routes. Multimodal facilities play an important role in providing transportation choices for people across Tennessee. With half of all trips in the United States being three miles or less, good walking, biking and transit facilities are essential to the continued growth and success of our towns and cities. Multimodal Access Grant projects are state-funded at 95 percent with a 5 percent local match. State match amount will not exceed $950,000.

For questions, contact Robert Johnson at (615)-741-4449 or

2021 Application Details

The 2021 Multimodal Access Grant application cycle opened on July 6, 2021. The first step in applying for this grant is to
complete a Notice of Intent to Apply (see below) for each project proposal and send it to the TDOT Office of Multimodal Planning. Once the Notice of Intent to Apply has been assessed, eligible applicants will be invited to submit a full application. The Notice of Intent to Apply is due July 30, 2021. 

Some minor changes have been made to the application process since the 2020-21 Multimodal Access Grant cycle. For the guidance of new and previous applicants, an overview of the 2021 application cycle, with timeline, is here:

2021 Application Materials

Grant Management 

Design Resources