Funding Opportunities

2018 Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) and Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) Program


The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) is making funding available to support bicycle, pedestrian, multi-use path and non-motorized transportation-related projects as well as programs and projects that reduce congestion and improve air quality.

Administered by the NYSDOT, these funds are made available to the State through the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) and the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program (CMAQ). Combined, NYSDOT's TAP-CMAQ program provides reimbursement of up to 80 percent of project-related costs with the remaining 20 percent provided by project sponsors.

2018 TAP-CMAQ applications are completed and submitted through the NYS Grants Gateway (Opportunity: DOT01-TCMAQ-2018), a web-based portal for State agencies to post upcoming and available funding opportunities. Eligible entities/sponsors planning to submit a project application for TAP-CMAQ funding must register to obtain a Grants Gateway Login and ID at: For those new to the system, Grants Gateway provides training webinars.

The TAP and CMAQ projects are selected through a competitive solicitation process and evaluated based on established criteria that include public benefit and air quality improvement. Projects must be related to surface transportation. Applications for funding may be developed by any municipality or non-profit incorporated group, but projects must be sponsored either by a municipality, a state agency or public authority eligible to administer federal TAP and CMAQ transportation funds. For additional information on eligible project activities and other program requirements refer to the 2018 TAP-CMAQ Guidebook below.

See the Guidebook detailing all program information.

Workshops hosted around the State provide information necessary to facilitate the development of sucessful applications/projects. NYSDOT also provides pre-application review opportunities by Department staff.

Comments and questions regarding the TAP-CMAQ solicitation may be submitted via email to TAP-CMAQ[at]dot.ny[dot]gov

More information and resources can be found at  Deadline for applications is August 16, 2018


USDOT Announces the BUILD Grant Program

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) published a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to apply for $1.5 billion in discretionary grant funding through the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Transportation Discretionary Grants program.

BUILD Transportation grants replace the pre-existing Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant program. As the Administration looks to enhance America’s infrastructure, FY 2018 BUILD Transportation grants are for investments in surface transportation infrastructure and are to be awarded on a competitive basis for projects that will have a significant local or regional impact. BUILD funding can support roads, bridges, transit, rail, ports or intermodal transportation.  

Application deadline is July 19th.  Visit for more information and to sign up for program webinars.