Transportation Grants

Regional Transportation Plan - Call-for-Projects

The current Regional Transportation Plan allocated more than $8 billion in federal grants and matching funds to transportation priorities across seven counties in Middle Tennessee between 2016 and 2040.   A major update is scheduled for release in mid-2020 with adoption scheduled in early 2021.

On October 16, 2019, the Transportation Policy Board issued a general call-for-projects to its members.  The call is open to TDOT, public transit agencies, and all participating local jurisdictions across Davidson, Maury, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson, and Wilson counties. Click here to apply.

Other Transportation Grant Programs

Active Transportation Grant Program

The Active Transportation Grant Program was first established by the Transportation Policy Board in 2010 to provide additional funding to local governments and transit agencies seeking to improve walking and bicycling conditions across the region.  The program is funded through the region’s share of the federal Transportation Alternatives (TA) grant program and a minimum set-aside of the region’s suballocation of the federal Surface Transportation Block Grant (STBG) program.  The program is coordinated with the GNRC’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee whose members help evaluate projects for funding.  More information about the program can be found within the adopted Transportation Improvement Program.

  • There are currently no open grant opportunities through this program.  The next call-for-projects is slated for Spring 2020.

Technology and Transit Grant Program

The Technology and Transit Grant Program was first established by the Transportation Policy Board in 2010 to provide additional funding to help accelerate the deployment of emerging smart mobility solutions including those aimed at improving traffic conditions and modernizing local and regional transit options.  The program is funded through a minimum set-aside of the region’s suballocation of the federal Surface Transportation Block Grant (STBG) program.    More information about the program can be found within the adopted Transportation Improvement Program.

  • There are currently no open grant opportunities through this program.  Awards from the 2019 call-for-projects are pending.