Transportation Alternative Program

UPDATE: FMATS will not be holding another TAP process or calling for project nominations. For future TAP funding, apply with the State of Alaska program .


The 2016 program awarded the funds allocated for FFY13: $227,744. The total amount including the non-federal share (match) is $250,351.

The FMATS Policy Committee awarded the following projects on July 20, 2016:

Applicant Name The Erosion Damage project scored a 20 and was the fourth and final application received for the program.

View the Scoring Committee memo: FFY16 TAP Recommendations Memo

View the submitted applications:

  1. Bjerremark Application – City of Fairbanks
  2. Bike and Pedestrian Count Equip Application – City of Fairbanks
  3. Sidewalk Survey Application -City of Fairbanks
  4. Multi-Use Path Erosion Damage Application- UAF

The ICAP increased from 4.65% to 4.96% during the application process.

A Pre-Application Workshop was held on July 7th. Read the Questions and Answers: 7.7.16 TAP Program Workshop

Who can apply?

The eligible entities to receive TAP funds are:

  • local governments
  • school districts
  • public land agencies
  • transit agencies
  • natural resource agencies
  • local education agencies or schools
  • tribal governments
  • any other local or regional government entity with responsibility for oversight of transportation or recreational trails (other than a metropolitan planning organization or a state agency).

The State of Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (ADOT&PF) and FMATS are not eligible Sponsors for TAP funds but may partner with eligible Sponsors to carry out a project. Non-profit organizations are not eligible as direct Sponsors unless they qualify through one of the eligible categories but are eligible to partner with any eligible entity on a TAP project.

What can they apply for?

Eligible projects are:

  • bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure
  • safe routes to school (Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Education Program for Grades K-8)
  • recreational trails
  • environmental mitigation
  • historic preservation if related to a transportation facility
  • archaeological activities related to transportation impacts

Ineligible projects include roadway capacity, transit, landscaping, and resurfacing or reconstruction.


View the Full Packet: TAP Program FFY13

Get the Application: Local TAP Application

Submit the Submittal Form and all attachments to Donna Gardino by 12pm on July 18, 2016
electronically at or by mail to:
Attn: FMATS TAP Process
800 Cushman Street
Fairbanks, AK 99701


Please forward any questions to Donna Gardino, FMATS MPO Coordinator, or (907)459-6786