The purpose of this bulletin is to alert National Park Service units of the opportunity to partner for project funding opportunities with State Departments of Transportation (DOTs) and Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs). Under the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21), enacted in July 2012, Congress restructured the former “Transportation Enhancement” activities by eliminating selected eligible activities and combining programs such as the Recreational Trails Program and Safe Routes to School Program.
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) provides TAP funding to states and MPOs by statutory formula. Federal land management agencies, including the National Park Service, are eligible participants for TAP funding (23 U.S.C. 213(c)(4)(B)).