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The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) is making $110 million in funding available to support bicycle, pedestrian, multi-use path, and non-motorized transportation-related projects and programs that support the goals of New York's national-led Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA). Applications are due via Grants Gateway on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 by 5:00 PM.

Administered by the NYSDOT, these funds are made available to the State through the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) and the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program (CMAQ). Combined, NYSDOT's TAP-CMAQ program provides reimbursement of up to 80 percent of project-related costs, with the remaining 20 percent provided by project sponsors.

The TAP and CMAQ candidate projects will be selected through a competitive solicitation process and evaluated based on established criteria which include project type, eligible funding source, significance, cost-effectiveness, geographic balance, and benefits to overall investments to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions in Environmental Justice Communities. Projects must be related to surface transportation. Applications for funding may be developed by any municipality or non-profit incorporated group, but projects must be sponsored either by a municipality, a state agency, or public authority eligible to administer federal TAP and CMAQ transportation funds. For additional information on eligible project activities, program requirements and how to apply visit

TAP-CMAQ Informational Webinars:

Wednesday, July 14, 2021, 1 pm – 4pm: Register Here

Tuesday, July 20, 2021, 9 am - Noon: Register Here

If you missed a previously scheduled webinar: Please e-mail the TAP-CMAQ program at to request a webinar viewing. Documented webinar attendance is required to be awarded funding.

Grants Gateway Webinars:

To Register for a Grants Gateway live webinar go to: To view videos to learn how to find and apply for a Grant opportunity in the Grants Gateway System go to: