Community Transportation Enhancement Program (CTEP)
The Community Transportation Enhancement Program (CTEP) is a Montana program that funds transportation related projects designed to strengthen the cultural, aesthetic, and environmental aspects of Montana's intermodal transportation system. The CTEP allows for the implementation of a variety of non-traditional projects.
MDT's CTEP Program
The MDT has elected to sub-allocate the enhancement funds to local governments for selection and prioritization of local CTEP projects. Funds are distributed to the eligible local governments based on population figures provided by the U.S. Bureau of the Census. CTEP activities are a sub-component of the Surface Transportation Program (STP). The funding policy and procedural requirements that apply to the STP also apply to the CTEP.
Through ISTEA, TEA21 and SAFETEA-LU Congress provided innovative opportunities to enhance and contribute to the transportation system. This is being carried out in a non-traditional fashion through implementation of a specific list of CTEP eligible activities. The focus of these activities is to improve the transportation experience in and through local communities. more...
It is important for project sponsors to understand that, since this is not a grant program, if project activities approved for funding are conducted prior to receiving written notification from MDT that they may proceed, all or part of the project may become ineligible for reimbursement. These activities include advertisement for construction contractors, purchase of supplies, and any other activities approved for reimbursement.