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Local Initiatives Program (LI)

The adopted Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) allocates around $26 million annually of Federal Surface Transportation Program funds to advance lower-cost, non-regionally significant transportation projects identified by our communities. The Local Initiatives (LI) program is an annual competitive application process where projects are submitted to the TPA and prioritized for funding. Funded projects are either implemented by the applicant and funded through a grant reimbursement agreement or they are implemented by FDOT. Eligible entities include local governments, regional transportation authorities, transit agencies, natural resource or public land agencies, school districts, local education agencies and tribal governments in Palm Beach County.

Eligible projects include complete streets, including lane narrowing, lane repurposing, bicycle and pedestrian facilities, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), operational improvements, signing and lighting; transit vehicles and facilities, including paying up to 50% of a 3-year turn-key contract for new transit service; and freight efficiency improvements, including airport & seaport off-site capacity improvements, truck movements, and railway capacity.

Review the LI Program Overview (PDF).

Funding Program Pre-Application Meetings

In order to apply for funding through one of the TPA’s competitive grant programs, a pre-application meetings is required. Topics covered include the required documents for a Funding Program competitive grant, project details and timelines.

Book a virtual meeting with TPA staff to discuss your application.

Book an in-person meeting with TPA to discuss your application.

Application Submittal Forms and Resources – Below are links to forms and examples to help with submitting an application. Please use the Application Form, and Cost Estimate Spreadsheet provided below as part of a project submittal.

Submit Application

LI Application Form (PDF) (Download and Complete Form for Application Submittal)

Palm Beach TPA – Andrew Uhlir
Deputy Director of Programs
E. AUhlir@PalmBeachTPA.org
P. 561.725.0808

FDOT – District 4 – Mya Williams
Local Program Administrator
E. mya.williams@dot.state.fl.us
P. 954.777.4608