Notice is hereby given that the Region 1 Planning Council (RPC), the federally-designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Rockford Urban and Metropolitan Area, is seeking eligible projects for the programming of Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) funds.

The TAP call for projects is from September 3, 2019 – October 9, 2019.  Completed applications must be submitted to RPC no later than 5:00 PM October 9, 2019.

Project application, listing of eligible project types and sponsors, and information on project matching funds requirements can be found in the following materials:

The goal of the Transportation Alternatives Program is to allocate resources to well-planned projects that provide and support alternative modes of transportation, particularly projects that improve the safety, mobility, and quality of life for members and visitors of the community. TAP requires communities to coordinate efforts to develop and build safe, valuable and functional projects in a timely manner. Under TAP, the RPC MPO works jointly with Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), local governments, and the public in enhancing the transportation system and building more livable communities.