Programs

Grants

CDOT's Multimodal Planning Branch administers some of the State's 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 2018 Colorado legislative session (see SB2018-001). MMOF funds may be used for an array of capital, construction, operations and planning projects, including but not limited to bicycle, pedestrian, ride sharing, or transit projects. MMOF may also be used in conjunction with TAP funds for capital projects that fall into eligible project categories in both programs (primarily pedestrian and bike projects). MMOF funds are split between statewide and local investments.  The MMOF Local Fund is distributed by formula among Colorado's 15 Transportation Planning Regions (TPRs), who prioritize and select projects within their regions.

Click here for detailed information on the MMOF Local Fund.

Volkswagen Settlement Trust - Transit Bus Replacement Program

In response to Volkswagen violating the federal Clean Air Act from 2009 to 2016 by selling non-conforming diesel engine vehicles, the company was forced to settle and fund a trust providing states with approximately $2 billion in National Zero Emission Vehicle Investment. A portion of Colorado's settlement funds is available to replace year 2009 or older conventional diesel transit vehicles with zero-emissions vehicles. Annual application cycles are held in conjunction with the Division of  Transit & Rail's Consolidated Call for Capital Projects (CCCP).  Click Here to learn how to apply for VW Settlement funds.

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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