Programs

Grants

The planning branch of CDOT oversees the distribution of some of the states grants and funding programs. They are listed below.

CDOT also has a Local Agency Manual to assist local agency personnel with the process of implementing the design, construction and/or management of State and Federally funded projects. You can find the manual here.

Transportation Alternative Program (TAP)

TAP is a competitive grant program that is scored and awarded at the CDOT Engineering Region level. Projects eligible for TAP funding include the design and construction of pedestrian and bicycle facilities, environmental mitigation of transportation activities, scenic activities, and the preservation of historic transportation facilities. The deadline for the final application is January, 20, 2020. Click here for full details on the TAP grant process and a copy of the application.

Multi-Modal Options Fund (MMOF)

The Multi-Modal Options Fund (MMOF) was created during the 2017 Colorado legislative session. Multimodal funds may be used for bicycle, pedestrian, ride sharing, or transit projects for capital or operating expenditures. MMOF may be used in conjunction with TAP funds for capital projects that fall into eligible project categories in both programs (primarily pedestrian and bike projects). This fund is distributed to local agencies by Transportation Planning Regions (TPRs) with the assistance of CDOT region staff. MMOF is not a competitive grant.

Click here for additional information.

Volkswagen Settlement Grant Transit Bus Replacement Program

In response to Volkswagen violating the federal Clean Air Act from 2009 to 2016 by selling conforming diesel engine vehicles, the company was forced to settle and provide states with a total of $2 billion in National Zero Emission Vehicle Investment. Colorado's portion of those funds is available to replace conventional diesel or gas buses with zero emissions buses. Applications will open October 2019. To learn how to apply for bus replacement click here.

Safe Routes to School

CDOT provides Safe Routes to School funds for both infrastructure and non-infrastructure projects. The next call for project will open in August 2020. Click here to learn about about CDOT's Safe Routes to School program.

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