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2019 Grant Solicitation – State Aid Programs
Deadline: October 8, 2018
Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Commissioner Diane
Gutierrez-Scaccetti recently announced that applications are now
being accepted for several of NJDOT’s Fiscal Year 2019 State Aid
programs. To better assist local governments, NJDOT has increased its
resources available through its Commitment to Communities Initiative.
NJDOT’s Commitment to Communities initiative creates new programs and
combines existing Departmental efforts to assist local governments
spend the significantly increased level of aid that the reauthorized
Trust Fund law affords them, $190 million to $430 million per year.
The Commitment to Communities initiative provides one-stop shopping
for local government managers by providing hands-on resources for the
application process, raising awareness of grant cycles and
proactively communicating pertinent information.
following is a brief description of each grant program:
- This $151 million program has been a significant resource in
funding local transportation projects. All municipalities are eligible.
The Department continues to encourage municipalities to consider
using the Municipal Aid Program to fund projects that support walking
and biking in their communities especially now that additional funds
are available. NJDOT has set a goal to award up to 10 percent of the
Municipal Aid Program funds to projects such as pedestrian safety
improvements, bikeways and streetscapes
Bikeways - This $1 million
program is intended to fund bicycle projects which create new Bike
Path Mileage. It is available to all counties and municipalities. The
Department continues to work toward the goal of achieving 1,000 miles
of dedicated bikeways in New Jersey. Special consideration will be
given to bikeways that are physically separated from motorized
vehicular traffic by an open space or barrier, but on-road bike lanes
and other bike routes and facilities are also eligible for funding.
Streets to Transit - The intent of this $1 million program is to
encourage counties and municipalities to construct safe and
accessible pedestrian linkages to transit facilities, in order to
promote increased usage of transit by all segments of the population.
- This $1 million program will award grants to traditional and
non-traditional transportation projects that enhance walking, biking
and/or transit ridership within a half mile of the transit facility.
Only New Jersey municipalities that have been designated as Transit
Villages by the Commissioner of Transportation and the inter-agency
Transit Village Task Force are eligible to apply.
are encouraged to submit applications for these Local Aid programs.
Each of these four programs are evaluated independently, affording
local governments the opportunity to receive funding from more than
one grant program. Applications
click here must be completed through SAGE.
Cross County Connection's Mission: To improve the quality of life in southern New Jersey
through transportation solutions.
About Us: Cross County Connection, a nonprofit organization,
partners with the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA),
the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT), NJ TRANSIT, the
Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC), the South Jersey
Transportation Planning Organization (SJTPO), member organizations and the
U.S. Federal Highway Administration, to provide solutions to complex
transportation problems for counties, municipalities and employers in the
southern New Jersey region encompassing Atlantic, Burlington, Camden,
Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem counties.