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Letter of Intent

To be considered for the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) one must first submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) by OCTOBER 31, 2014. CLICK HERE.


Full Application

Once a project's LOI has been approved by MnDOT, a full application may be completed. Before completing an application, it is strongly recommended that applicants consult with their Regional Development Commission (RDC) in an effort to complete an improved application. Please see the RDC contact information on this page for further information.

Full application [Word]

Full application [PDF]


Application Guidebook [Word]

Application Guidebook [PDF]

Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP)


General Information


The Transportation Alternative Program (TAP) provides funding for projects defined as transportation alternatives. It combines formally distinct transportation program areas into a competitive grant process. MAP-21 provides discretion for individual states to conduct their own program in a format that represents the decision making process of each state. When MAP-21 created TAP, it integrated transportation enhancements and nontraditional programs such as Safe Routes to School (SRTS) and Scenic Byways under a single umbrella. MAP-21 also changed eligibility and eliminated some dedicated funding sources.


Eligible Activities


Key Changes and Points


More information about the TAP Program may be found HERE.



Key Deadlines for 2014 Submission




Regional Development Commissions (RDCs)


The Regional Development Commissions serve the vital role of assisting and aiding the projects develop from their infancy to completed project applications. For more information on your Regional Development Commission (RDC) please see the contact information below.


Based on the project, the applicant is strongly encouraged to contact MnDOT District 8 staff.


Lindsey Knutson, Planning Director