Southeastern New Mexico Economic Development District

TRANSPORTATION ALTERNATIVES PROGRAM (TAP)

TAP is a federal reimbursement program that funds pedestrian and bicycle facilities or related multimodal infrastructure projects or programs.  Projects may include planning, design/construction or maintenance.  TAP is administered through the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT), who contracts with SNMEDD for carrying out TAP functions through SERTPO.  The SERTPO Program Manager accepts applications from eligible entities, as specified in the NMDOT TAP-RTP Guide.  Funding cycles occur approximately every two years.

RECREATIONAL TRAILS PROGRAM (RTP)

RTP is a federal reimbursement program that funds recreational trails and trail-related facilities for both non-motorized and motorized trail purposes.  Projects may include planning, design/construction or maintenance.  RTP is administered through the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT), who contracts with SNMEDD for carrying out RTP functions through SERTPO.  The SERTPO Program Manager accepts applications from eligible entities, as specified in the NMDOT TAP-RTP Guide.  Funding cycles occur approximately every two years.

TAP/RTP Application Process

When the application cycle is open, applicants complete their preliminary application, the Project Feasibility Form (PFF).  The PFFs are submitted to the SERTPO Program Manager, according to the PFF deadline established and approved by the SERTPO Policy Committee.  Once the SERTPO Program Manager receives the PFFs, feasibility reviews are scheduled with the applicants.  Applicants, NMDOT and the SERTPO Program Manager participate in a feasibility review.  Applicants with an NMDOT-approved PFF will proceed to complete their final application.  Complete application packages are due to the SERTPO Program Manager by the SERTPO-approved deadline.  SERTPO submits its applications from the region to NMDOT, who conducts the funding review and selection.

DATES TO REMEMBER

TAP/RTP Call for Projects anticipated in May 2021 (for FFY 2023+).

HOW TO APPLY

SERTPO application due dates will be available closer to funding cycle (May 2021) and when the NMDOT TAP/RTP Application Guide is available.