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Active Transportation Infrastructure Investment Program (ATIIP) applications due JUNE 17, 2024

Active Transportation Infrastructure Investment Program (ATIIP) applications due JUNE 17, 2024

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The Active Transportation Infrastructure Investment Program (ATIIP) is a new competitive grant program created by Section 11529 of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (enacted as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (Pub. L. 117-58) to construct projects to provide safe and connected active transportation facilities in active transportation networks or active transportation spines.

This Notice of Funding Opportunity will result in the distribution of up to $44,550,000 for two different categories of grants: (1) Planning and Design Grants and (2) Construction Grants. The Active Transportation Infrastructure Investment Program (ATIIP) projects will help improve the safety, efficiency, and reliability of active transportation networks and communities; improve connectivity between active transportation modes and public transportation; enhance the resiliency of on- and off-road active transportation infrastructure and help protect the environment; and improve quality of life in disadvantaged communities through the delivery of connected active transportation networks and expanded mobility opportunities.

Except as stated in the NOFO for projects in disadvantaged communities, the Federal share of the cost of a project carried out with an ATIIP grant shall not exceed 80 percent of the total project cost. Such awardees must provide at least a 20 percent matching share of the total project cost. The total project cost consists of the total Federal share, matching funds, and any additional non-ATIIP Federal funds that are not eligible for match. Other Federal funds may be used as matching funds, but only if specifically allowed by statute. Tribal applicants may use their Tribal Transportation Program funding as non-Federal match in accordance with Title 23, United States Code (U.S.C.), Section 120(k).


FHWA plans to conduct outreach regarding ATIIP in the form of a virtual meeting on Tuesday, April 9, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time.  Register for the ATIIP outreach webinar here

There will be an additional virtual meeting for Tribal nations on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time.  Register for the Tribal nations webinar here.

Who is eligible to apply?

Eligible applicants include:

  • a local or regional governmental organization, including a metropolitan planning organization or regional planning organization or council;
  • a multicounty special district;
  • a State;
  • a multistate group of governments; or
  • an Indian tribe (BIL $sect; 11529(l)(5)).

What factors will be considered when reviewing ATIIP grant applications?

  • Whether the project is likely to provide substantial additional opportunities for walking and bicycling, including effective plans to create an active transportation network connecting destinations within or between communities, including schools, workplaces, residences, businesses, recreation areas, and other community areas, or an active transportation spine connecting two or more communities, metropolitan regions, or States; and to integrate active transportation facilities with transit services, where available, to improve access to public transportation.
  • Whether the applicant demonstrates broad community support through the use of public input in the development of transportation plans and the commitment of community leaders to the success and timely implementation of the project.
  • Whether the applicant provides evidence of commitment to traffic safety, regulations, financial incentives, or community design policies that facilitate significant increases in walking and bicycling.
  • The extent to which the applicant demonstrates commitment of State, local, or eligible Federal matching funds, or land, or other in-kind contributions.
  • The extent to which the applicant demonstrates that the grant will address existing disparities in bicyclist and pedestrian fatality rates based on race or income level or provide access to jobs and services for low-income communities and disadvantaged communities.
  • Whether the applicant demonstrates how investment in active transportation will advance safety for pedestrians and cyclists, accessibility to jobs and key destinations, economic competitiveness, environmental protection, and quality of life. (BIL $sect; 11529(c))

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