State and Federal Transportation Funds Available

Two transportation funding programs are currently available for county governments: the Georgia Department of Transportation’s Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) and the federal Department of Transportation’s Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Transportation Discretionary Grants program. Basic information on each opportunity is included below. You may access the corresponding links for further details.  


GDOT - Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP)


Eligible Projects: Pedestrian and Bicycle Facilities, Streetscape Improvements and Safe Routes to School Program


The call for projects is limited to areas of the state with a population greater than 5,000, but less than 200,000 and areas of the state with a population of less than 5,000 (two separate areas with a defined amount of funding available for each area).


Deadline: Applications must be submitted by August 31, 2018.




DOT - BUILD Transportation Discretionary Grants


Eligible Projects: Grants are for investments in surface transportation infrastructure and are to be awarded on a competitive basis for projects that will have a significant local or regional impact. BUILD funding can support roads, bridges, transit, rail, ports or intermodal transportation. 


DOT intends to award a greater share of grants to projects in rural areas than in urban areas.


BUILD Transportation funds may cover up to 80 percent of project costs in urban areas and 100 percent of project costs in rural areas.


Maximum Award: $25 million per project; $150 million per State


Final applications must be submitted through Access to the “Apply” function will be made available in Grants.Gov by June 4, 2018.


Deadline: Applications must be submitted on or before 8:00 PM E.D.T. on July 19, 2018.


Webinars and Frequently Asked Questions:


BUILD Website: