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DVRPC Announces Availability of TCDI Program Grants
March 15, 2016 Mandatory Pre-Application Meeting

April 22, 2016 Deadline Grant Application Submittal

June 23, 2016 Applications Approved by DVRPC

June 30, 2018 Project Tasks Completed 


The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission  (DVRPC) is soliciting applications under the Transportation and Community Development Initiative (TCDI).  This grant program is designed to support initiatives that implement the region's long range plan, Connections 2040 for Greater Philadelphia by focusing on linking land use and transportation planning. 



The funding supports early stage planning, design, feasibility studies, and capacity building activities that promote smart growth and enhanced efficiency of the transportation network. 

Eligible activities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Multi-Municipal Planning, Multi-Modal Corridor Plans, Growth Management Plans 
  • Bicycle, Pedestrian and Trail Plans
  • Walkability Audits
  • Land Use Regulations
  • Revitalization/Redevelopment Plans
  • Traffic Calming Plans
  • Many Other Initiatives



The TCDI grant program is open to all municipalities and counties in DVRPC's nine-county region.  In NJ, all municipalities in Camden, Burlington, Gloucester and Mercer are eligible.  County governments may apply for individual projects or on behalf of several municipalities involving a multi-municipal project. 


Up to $1.8 million is available under the TCDI Program; $1.2 million in PA and $600,000 in NJ.  The minimum grant award is $25,000 and there is a maximum soft cap of $100,000 for single municipality planning projects and $175,000 for multi-municipal projects.  A match of 20% of the total project cost is required.  The match can be cash, in-kind, or a combination. 



A local government representative (staff or elected or appointed official) must attend.  Consultants are not considered a representative of the community.  If a community representative is not present for the meeting, the application will not be considered for funding. 


March 15, 2016

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM


190 N. Independence Mall West, 8th Floor

Philadelphia, PA  19106 


For more detailed information, including the FY 2017 TCDI Program Guidelines and a list of TCDI Project recipients visit questions,  contact Karen Cilurso, Manager, Community Revitalization, at


Cross County Connection encourages its service area municipalities to take advantage of this grant opportunity.  TCDI-funded planning projects often lead to the actual implementation of the project or additional funding sources for implementation.  For assistance with project ideas or the application, please contact Ronda R. Urkowitz, PP, AICP, Program Director, Cross County Connection at (856) 596-8228 or or Patrick Farley, AICP, Sr. Land Use and Transportation Planner, Cross County Connection at  



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. 


This Cross County Connection Transportation Management Association publication is funded by the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) and the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration. The U.S. Government and NJTPA assume no liability for the contents.