Grants & Programs

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As a Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), MAPA both administers grant programs and assists local agencies in applying for funding opportunities. Below are grant programs MAPA works with along with information on how we can help your organization apply for each.

Discretionary Programs

Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A)

Discretionary program funding regional, local, and tribal initiatives through grants to prevent roadway deaths and serious injuries. Funding is available to develop a Comprehensive Safety Action Plan and the implementation of projects identified within the action plan.

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Railroad Crossing Elimination Program

The Railroad Crossing Elimination grant program—newly enacted in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law—provides funding to a wide range of entities with a goal of improving safety and mobility of goods and people.

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Formula Programs

Surface Transportation Block Grants (STBG)

Regional FHWA funding for transportation infrastructure projects. STBG funds are traditionally used for roadway maintenance and enhancement, but can also be used for bicycle, pedestrian, and transit projects.

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Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP)

Regional FHWA funding for trails and other bike infrastructure, pedestrian improvements and other environmental activities associated with transportation projects.

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FTA Section 5310 Program

Section 5310 is formula funding managed by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and apportioned to the MAPA region annually. This funding must be used to provide transportation service for the elderly and people with disabilities. MAPA manages a competitive award process for paratransit service providers in the region.

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Heartland 2050 Mini-Grants

The Heartland 2050 Mini-Grant Program is a set-aside of funding for MAPA’s Regional Surface Transportation Block Grant (STBG) Program. Projects funded through this program serve as a mechanism to move the Heartland 2050 Vision forward.

The Vision focuses on six goals to improve our quality of life and create a long-term vision in harmony with our people, places and resources. The goals include: Housing and Development, Infrastructure, and Natural Resources.

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