The FAST Act eliminated the MAP-21 Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) and replaced it with the Surface Transportation Block Grant set-aside (STBG-SA) funding program (Category 9). The performance-based competitive selection process used to award the funds in Metropolitan Areas should be consistent with the adopted Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP). The STBG-SA program allows all projects and activities that were previously eligible under TAP, encompassing 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 maintenance.CALL FOR PROJECTS ANNOUNCEMENT LETTER
Download the fillable Microsoft Word Macro-Enabled application form to submit your proposed project(s). Please, refer to the Corpus Christi MPO Program Guidance and Procedures - Application Process (page 9) for submitting instructions.CALL FOR PROJECTS APPLICATION FORM
This document describes the goals and criteria used by the Corpus Christi MPO to evaluate and select projects for Corpus Christi MPO’s allocation of nearly $4.5 Million in Category 9 funding for federal fiscal years 2022 through 2025.PROGRAM GUIDANCE AND PROCEDURES
||The STBG-SA Category 9 Program is not a grant. The funds provided are on a cost reimbursement basis. Therefore, it is important to understand that the applicant will need adequate cash flow to accommodate the payment of 100 percent of the project costs.|
||A resolution of local cash-match commitment from the eligible entity project sponsor must be provided with the application.|
||The project sponsor is responsible for any and all cost overruns.|
||Applicants must have a fully executed Advanced Funding Agreement (AFA) with the TxDOT Corpus Christi District and comply with all applicable state and federal requirements related to the development of federal-aid highway projects.|
||The AFA must be executed within one year from the date of selection and be under construction within three years from the date of selection by the Corpus Christi MPO TPC or risk loss of federal funding.|
The FAST Act carries forward the eligible sponsors for the Set Aside from MAP‐21 TAP eligibility and added “nonprofit entities responsible for the administration of local transportation safety programs” as eligible sponsors. Nonprofit organizations (other than the one new addition described below), State DOTs, and MPOs/RPOs are not eligible project sponsors; however, they are encouraged to work with eligible sponsors to advance projects where there is a shared interest.
|2.||Regional transportation authorities;|
|4.||Natural resource or public land agencies, including Federal agencies;|
|5.||School districts, local education agencies, or schools;|
|7.||A nonprofit entity responsible for the administration of local transportation safety programs;|
Any other local or regional governmental entity with responsibility for oversight of transportation or recreational trails (other than a metropolitan planning organization or a State agency) that the State determines to be eligible, consistent with the goals of subsection (c) of section 213 of title 23.
There are 11 general project categories eligible for funding using this type of transportation funding. Please, refer to the Corpus Christi MPO Program Guidance and Procedures - Project Eligibility (page 4).
|1.||Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities||7.||Vegetation Management|
|2.||Bicycle and Pedestrian Education (Grades K‐8 only)||8.||Archaeological Activities|
|3.||Conversion of Abandoned Railway Corridors to Trails||9.||Stormwater Management|
|4.||Construction of Turnouts, Overlooks, and Viewing Areas||10.||Wildlife Mitigation|
|5.||Outdoor Advertising Management||11.||Safe Routes to School|
|6.||Historic Preservation and Rehab of Historic Transportation Facilities|
Applicants are required to attend at least one mandatory workshop that will be held at 602 N. Staples Street, Room 324, Corpus Christi, Texas 78401 for the following dates:
January 20, 2022 at 10 a.m.
February 17, 2022 at 10 a.m.