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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 Matthew Cushing at (615)741-2586 or

2020-21 Application Details

The 2020-2021 Multimodal Access Grant application cycle opened on June 8, 2020. Communities that are interested in competing must submit a Notice of Intent to Apply (NOI) to by 7/31/20 at 11:59pm. The Notice of Intent document, and instructions for completing the document, can be found below.

The Office of Multimodal Planning will review submitted NOIs in August, and plans to invite full applications for eligible projects in late August/Early September. It is anticipated that invited applications will be due for submission in late October, with final award announcements anticipated to occur in early 2021. 

Grant Management 

Design Resources

FY2019-2020 Application Documents