Active Transportation & Recreational Programs

The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) announced the opening of the call for projects for Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) and Recreational Trails Program (RTP) funding in Federal fiscal years (FFY) 2018 and 2019. The new, combined guide for both TAP and RTP - called the Active Transportation and Recreational Programs Guide (the “Guide”) - is intended to be a user-focused resource for potential applicants, MPOs and RTPOs, and other stakeholders in identifying and applying for the appropriate funding source based on the specific project type.

View the TAP and RTP Guide for Federal Fiscal Years 2018 and 2019 (PDF).

Related Information

On the NMDOT Planning webpage, you will find links to other related information, such as the updated TAP / RTP application (PDF), a sample resolution of sponsorship (PDF), the Project Feasibility Form (PFF) (PDF), and the Project Identification Form (PIF) (PDF). These links, along with other resources, are also included in the Guide and its appendices.

Application Submission

All applications will be submitted to NMDOT via the MPOs and RTPOs according to the process outlined in the Guide. MPOs and RTPOs must set their own specific deadlines according to the funding cycle timeline in section 5A of the Guide in order to allow MPO / RTPO planners enough time to vet applications for eligibility and completeness before submitting them to NMDOT.

Schedule for Active Transportation and Recreational Programs

May 2, 2016
Call for projects

Please review the Active Transportation and Recreational Programs Guide: Federal Fiscal Years 2018 and 2019 (PDF)
May 2, 2016
If you are an eligible entity with an eligible project, please complete the Project Feasibility Form (PFF) (PDF). MRRTPO staff is here to help you complete the PFF, so please let us know if you need assistance.

As soon as PFF is completed, email Sandra Gaiser.

Do not complete the PIF or TAP / RTP application until advised to do so.
May 2 to September 30, 2016
Once MRRTPO staff receives the completed PFF, MRRTPO will schedule mandatory PFF consultation meetings with MRRTPO, local government applicant and NMDOT (liaison, district representative, environment, T/LPA).

NMDOT district representative must provide recommendation for application and sign off on the PFF. The applicant cannot move forward in the application process until NMDOT signs the PFF. Once the NMDOT district representative approves the PFF, please work to complete the entire application. Complete applications are due November 21 by 5 p.m. Please contact us if you have questions or need assistance.
October 13, 2016
9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
MRCOG’s offices
Short (5 to 8 minute) TAP or RTP presentation about your project for MRRTPO Committee. PowerPoint not required.
November 18, 2016
Due by 5 p.m.
Complete TAP / RTP application due to MRRTPO by 5 p.m. Please keep in touch with us while you complete your application, so that if you run into any questions or issues, we can help. Don’t wait until the last minute!

Please email Sandra Gaiser with completed applications.

Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.
November 30, 2016
Complete TAP or RTP applications due to NMDOT. Complete applications are submitted via MRRTPO. We will keep you informed about when your application is submitted.