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Alabama Transportation Funding Guide

This document contains information regarding state and federal programs that provide transportation project funding of interest to local governments and other entities. This information is intended to serve as a guide for preliminary funding searches. For more detail, we encourage you to contact each of the respective agencies and departments listed in this guide. This guide has been formulated and assembled with the help of the Alabama Department of Transportation Local Transportation Bureau and the Alabama Transportation Assistance Program (Alabama’s LTAP Center) within Auburn University.

Transportation Alternative Set-Aside Program

The Transportation Alternative Set-Aside Program (TAP) is intended to provide safe routes for pedestrians and other non-motorized forms of transportation. These can include sidewalks, bicycle infrastructure, pedestrian and bicycle signals, traffic calming techniques, lighting, safety-related infrastructure, as well as projects to achieve compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Application deadline: June 30, 2022

Rebuild Alabama Act Annual Grant Program

The Rebuild Alabama Act (RAA) Annual Grant Program is an ALDOT administered transportation infrastructure grant program for projects of local interest created in the Rebuild Alabama Act of 2019.

Local Roads Safety Initiative

The Local Roads Safety Initiative (LRSI) is intended to help reduce high fatal and incapacitating injury crash rates by alleviating safety deficiencies on locally owned public roads by utilizing low-cost safety countermeasures such as rumble strips, enhanced signage and delineation, clear zone improvements, shoulder widening, front slope flattening, and cross slope/ superelevation corrections.

Alabama Transportation Rehabilitation and Improvement Program - II

Transportation projects of local interest on the state-maintained highway system, which may also include work on local roads essential to proper functioning of the project on the state road. Created by the Rebuild Alabama Act in 2019.

Alabama Highway Safety Improvement Program

The Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) is a core Federal-aid program with the purpose to achieve a significant reduction in traffic fatalities and serious injuries on all public roads, including non-State-owned roads and roads on tribal land. The HSIP requires a data-driven, strategic approach to improving highway safety on all public roads with a focus on performance.

Land and Water Conservation Fund

The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) State Assistance Program was established by the LWCF Act of 1965 to stimulate a nationwide action program to assist in preserving, developing, and assuring to all citizens of the United States of present and future generations such quality and quantity of outdoor recreation resources as may be available and are necessary and desirable for individual active participation. The Program provides matching grants to States and through States to local units of government, for the acquisition and development of public outdoor recreation sites and facilities.

Recreational Trails Program

The Recreational Trails Program (RTP) was created in 1998 and is funded through the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration. The Department of Economic and Community Affairs is the state agency responsible for administering the program in Alabama. The program provides grant assistance to state and federal agencies and local units of government for the acquisition and/or development/improvement of recreational trails and trail related resources.

Grade Crossing Hazard Elimination

The purpose of the ALDOT Rail-Highway Safety Programs (Rail Programs) Hazard Elimination Application is to strategically provide an opportunity for local agencies, road authorities, ALDOT Region and Area Offices, and railroad companies to identify crossing locations that demonstrate a significant hazard to the traveling public and request funds for rail safety improvements.

Scrap Tire Marketing Program

The Scrap Tire Marketing Program’s goal is to promote the growth of scrap tire markets and beneficial end-use. The Scrap Tire Environmental Fee funds and promotes the development of scrap tire markets. Grants are available for projects such as recycled tire mulch in school or city park playgrounds, recycled tire walking tracks, and recycled tire splash pads.

Did we miss something?

The Alabama Transportation Funding Guide is a tool compiled by the Alabama Transportation Assistance Program to help local governments with initial searches about funding opportunities available. If you are aware of a transportation-related funding source that could be of interest to Alabama local agencies, please download, fill and submit the following form to

Alabama Transportation Assistance Program
202 Ramsay Hall, Auburn AL 36849
P:(800) 446-0382    F:(334) 844-5715


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