The Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act eliminates the MAP-21 Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) and replaces it with a set-aside of Surface Transportation Block Grant (STBG) program funding for transportation alternatives (TA). These set-aside funds include all projects and activities that were previously eligible under TAP*. The law requires selection of projects through a competitive process.

The application period is CLOSED. The next call for applications is tentatively scheduled for early 2025. A link to the 2023 Transportation Alternatives awarded projects and final scores and is below.

2023 Transportation Alternatives Awarded Applications and Final Scores

2023 Transportation Alternatives Applications Received


January 6, 2023 Call for Applications is released
April 12, 2023 3:00 PM MST Application period closes
July/August 2023 Application scoring is complete and tentative awarded projects announced
September/October 2023 Tentative awarded projects presented to the Transportation Commission for approval
November/December 2023 Funding, Construction & Maintenance Agreements are executed for each project
January – May 2024 Project development begins
2025 – 2027 Project bidding and construction

If you have questions about the TA Program, please contact:

Dave Holien

Transportation Alternatives Engineer
Montana Department of Transportation
406-444-6118 | Email

* Eligible activities include a variety of smaller-scale transportation projects such as pedestrian and bicycle facilities, recreational trails, safe routes to school projects, community improvements such as historic preservation and vegetation management, and environmental mitigation related to stormwater and habitat connectivity. Montana's Recreational Trails Program is administered by the Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks Department. RTP applicants can also apply for TA and RTP funding. MDT and FWP will keep each agency informed of awards granted through their programs. Information on the RTP can be found on the Recreation Grants website.