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Transportation Project Fund (TPF)

NMDOT Call-for-Projects FY25 – Feb 2024

TPF is a state funded program with annual application cycles.  Local and  tribal governments are eligible to apply.  NMDOT issues the Call-for-Projects, which provides eligible project requirements, project prioritization criteria and application package requirements.  SERTPO establishes the RTPO deadlines.  Application packages from the southeast region are submitted to SERTPO, who rates the project applications and submits its recommendations to NMDOT District 2.  District 2 sends its recommendations to Santa Fe, and the State Transportation Commission approves the final recommendations and makes its awards.

An advantageous feature of the program to applicants is the low local match of five percent.  For additional information, please contact Mary Ann Burr (SNMEDD) at  (575) 624-6131.

Local Government Road Fund

State-funded, local-lead transportation projects are handled out the NMDOT District 2 Roswell office through its Local Government Road Fund (LGRF).  The LGRF includes the Municipal Arterial Program (MAP), the County Arterial Program (CAP), the School Bus Route (SBR) and the Municipal, County and School District Cooperative (CO-OP) Programs.  Local governments make application to NMDOT District 2 Office.

For additional information, please contact Libby Coslin (NMDOT District 2) at (575) 840-3373.

Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP)

HSIP is a federally funded, data-driven program that focuses on reducing traffic fatalities and serious injuries on public roads, NMDOT and non-NMDOT routes.  Local governments in the southeast region may apply for funding; NMDOT will confirm the need and the safety-specific, data-driven study or plan.  HSIP is 90% federal and 10% non-federal with NMDOT usually paying the 10% match for a HSIP funded project.  Please also refer to the New Mexico 2021 Strategic Highway Safety Plan or NMDOT Highway Safety Improvement Program.

One of the primary tools for identifying a safety project is a Road Safety Audit (RSA).  Local governments may submit for a RSA application through HSIP funding.  Another tool available for identifying safety projects and before submitting RSA application is the NMDOT HSIP Non-Interstate Network Screening web map.  Be sure to refer to the legend in the upper right-hand corner of the page and zoom in to the area of interest.  The application process, whether for a project or RSA, will include NMDOT District 2 concurrence.

To discuss project or RSA eligibility and program funding availability, please contact:
NMDOT HSIP (Santa Fe) – Jason Coffey, Technical Unit Supervisor
jason.coffey@dot.nm.gov.

Statewide Transportation Improvements Program (STIP)

eSTIP is now available to the public, providing access to the STIP and the ability to search projects by Control Number, County, Lead Agency, Project Type and Funding Type.  The STIP is a NMDOT planning tool that lists State and local-lead transportation projects programmed for the upcoming fiscal years.  Further STIP information may be found at NMDOT Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).

NHTSA

HOW TO APPLY

Local Governments must submit a TPF Project Feasibility Form(s) (PFFs) by the established RTPO-established deadline of March 7, 2024.  Please refer to the SERTPO approved timeline (above) for additional information on the application process.

NMDOT TPF PFF Fillable Form

NMDOT TPF Application Packet Checklist

Please refer to the 2024 Approved TPF Timeline for additional information.