All projects must be surface transportation related. Proposed projects must qualify on at least one
of the 12 Activities of Enhancement Projects fix link to 12 Activities tab in this section to be eligible for federal funding.
Anyone can apply. However, interested applicants must be sponsored by a federal, state, tribal or local government.
Each MPO/COG has their own due dates for applications, which are usually in the summer months. ADOT requires all applications to be submitted by the MPO/COGs in early September.
You can apply as often as you want. However, you need to check with the MPO/COGs regarding their application procedures.
Yes, all applications must be prepared through the local MPO/COG.
No. The TE program is a reimbursement program. Project sponsors must pay all costs and then request reimbursement expenditures as specified in the Joint Project Agreement between ADOT and the funded sponsor.
All TE projects require a minimum of 5.7-percent hard cash match. For local projects, the matching funds will need to be deposited up front in an account with ADOT if an ADOT on-call consultant will be used for design development services and/or ADOT will administer construction.
Other anticipated out-of-pocket costs include but are not limited to ADOT staff reviews, overmatch, cost overruns, internal local costs for project development, and close-out that are not eligible costs included in the application.
Prior to Round 18 (2010), the sponsor was responsible for the cost of the scoping and environmental work. However, the Transportation Enhancement Review Committee revised this policy; projects awarded in Round 18 and into the future can be reimbursed for these two tasks if they so desire, once the federal funding is approved and they receive the notice to proceed from their ADOT TE project manager.
At least 75-percent of state projects occurs on the National Highway System or within ADOT right-of-way (ROW). A local project does not occur on the National Highway System or within ADOT ROW, but rather on local city, county and tribal land.