The Region 6 Planning Commission will be accepting applications for the FY 2020 to 2023 Region 6 Transportation Improvements Program. The estimated available federal transportation Surface Transportation Program grant funding that is not obligated/approved for any projects is about $1.1 million in FY 2022, and about $2.6 million in FY 2023. No funding is currently available prior to FY 2022. Please note that the local government priority for most of the transportation funds are road improvements, but some of the above funds must be used for the transportation alternatives group. The minimum amount that must be used for transportation alternatives projects is about $133,000 in FY 2020, 2021, or 2022, and $165,000 in FY 2023. This transportation alternative funding is federal funding, so cash match must be available from non-federal sources for at least 20% of the project cost.
Eligible activities for the transportation fund include these three groups:
Road/Highway and Bridges Group
- Road projects must be on roads with a federal functional classification of Minor Collector or higher in rural areas, all Farm-to-Market routes, and Collector or higher in Marshalltown, Iowa Falls, and Grinnell. Please contact Marty Wymore to determine whether a project is eligible.
- Every project must have a licensed engineer to assist with the federal aid process.
- Acquisition and rehabilitation of transit vehicles, buildings, and other capital equipment.
Transportation Alternatives Group
- Transportation alternatives activities. The projects shall include recreational trails; infrastructure and non-infrastructure safe routes to school projects; historic preservation of historic transportation facilities; construction of turnouts, overlooks, and viewing areas; and other allowed transportation alternative program activities. Contact Region 6 for a full list of eligible projects.
Please send the applicable attached application (STP or TAP) for the Region 6 Transportation program by 4:00 p.m., March 22, 2019, by email to Marty Wymore, Region 6 Planning Commission, 903 E. Main Street, Marshalltown, Iowa 50158; telephone 641-752-0717; or email email@example.com. Applicants who are not very familiar with this funding are strongly encouraged to contact Region 6 to review their project(s). Applications will be reviewed by the Region 6 Transportation Committee at 1 pm on 3/28/19.