The purpose of the TPA’s Transportation Alternatives (TA) grant reimbursement program is to help fund connected infrastructure for non-motorized users. This federal program, in agreement with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), is an annual competitive application process where projects are submitted to the TPA and then ranked and prioritized for funding of approximately $5.1M annually. 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 non-motorized infrastructures, such as sidewalk facilities, bicycle facilities, Trailways, complete streets projects, Safe Routes to School (SRTS) projects, lighting, and safety-related infrastructure. For more details about Eligible Project Sponsors and Project Eligibility, select the “Program Overview” link below.
The TA projects are prioritized in the List of Priority Projects, which is presented to the committees and Governing Board each July.
Below are links to forms and examples to help with submitting an application. The Application Form and Cost Estimate Spreadsheet provided below are required to be a complete application submittal.
- FDOT TA Application Form (PDF) (Download and Complete Form for Application Submittal)
- Mapping Tool (for use when preparing an application)
- Project Location Map Example: Project Map (PDF)
- Typical Section of Improved Facility or Improvement Example: Typical Section of Improved Facility or Improvement (PDF) Detail Resource: StreetMix
- Right-of-way ownership verification (including easements) Example: Wellington Right-Of-Way (PDF)
- Cost Estimate Spreadsheet (use FDOT Area 12 12-month historical averages)
- Photograph of Project Location Before Construction Example: Indian Trail Improvement District Photo (PDF)
- Resolution of support from facility owner(s) clearly indicating that the project may be constructed as proposed and committing to fund ongoing operations and maintenance of the project – due within 60 days of application due date. Example: West Palm Beach Resolution (PDF)
- Commitment Letter from the administering agency’s director of Engineering or Public Works Department clearly indicating they will “administer and construct the project if funded by the Palm Beach Transportation Planning Agency’s (TPA).” Example: 1. City of West Palm Beach (PDF) 2. Loxahatchee Groves (PDF)
- Wellington – C-8 Canal Multi-Purpose Pathway (PDF)
- Boca Raton – NW 6th Way Shared Use Path Connection (PDF)
- Palm Beach County – Camino Real 7’ Buffered Bicycle Lanes (PDF)
- West Palm Beach – Spruce Ave. Phase 2 (PDF)
- Indian Trail Improvement District – Multi-Use Trail Project (PDF)
- Palm Beach Gardens – Lilac Street Sidewalk Widening to Shared Use Path (PDF)