Municipal Aid applications For $165 Million in FY24 Grants
Transit Village, Bikeways, and Safe Streets to Transit applications also being accepted
The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) today announced the grant solicitation period for NJDOT’s Fiscal Year 2024 State Aid programs is now open. Starting today, April 26, applications will be accepted for Municipal Aid, Transit Village, Bikeway, and Safe Streets to Transit programs through July 1, 2023.
“The New Jersey Department of Transportation is committed to improving local roads and bridges by
providing financial assistance, technical expertise and training for municipal and county transportation initiatives,” NJDOT Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti said. “Municipal Aid grants, along with funds provided through our Transit Village, Bikeway, and Safe Streets to Transit programs, allow our cities and towns to make needed safety and quality-of-life improvements to ensure New Jersey has a modern, efficient, and equitable transportation system without the need to impact local property taxes.”
NJDOT’s grant cycles allow municipalities to incorporate awarded projects into upcoming municipal budgets
to ensure that important infrastructure projects get to construction sooner. Grant awards are expected to
be announced in November. The following is a brief description of each grant program:
• Municipal Aid – This $151.25 million program with an additional $10 million in Urban Aid provides funding for local transportation projects for a total of $161.25 million. Municipalities are encouraged to consider projects that support walking and biking safety.
• Transit Village* – This program is open to the municipalities that have been designated as Transit Villages by the Commissioner of Transportation and the inter-agency Transit Village Task Force. A total of $1 million is available to fund traditional and non-traditional transportation projects that enhance walking, biking and/or transit ridership within a half mile of the transit facility. The approved Transit Village municipalities are provided in the following link: http://www.state.nj.us/transportation/business/localaid/transitvillagef.shtm
• Bikeways* – This $1 million program is intended to fund bicycle projects which create new Bike Path Mileage. This program encourages new 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. Counties and municipalities are eligible.
• Safe Streets to Transit* – This program encourages counties and municipalities to construct safe and
accessible pedestrian linkages to transit facilities to promote transit usage for all. A total of $1 million
is available for grant awards.
*Note: An additional $21.8 million was provided in the FY 2023 State Budget to disperse among these programs for a total of $24.8 million allowing the award of many more grants and more fully funded grants. The grants are administered by the NJDOT Division of Local Aid and Economic Development. The Local Aid Resource Center provides a central warehouse for local government managers by providing hands-on resources for the application process, raising awareness of grant cycles and proactively communicating program information.
For more information about Local Aid programs go to www.njdotlocalaidrc.com; call 609.649.9395; or
email DOT-LocalAID.ResourceCenter@dot.nj.gov. For NJDOT news follow us on Twitter @NewJerseyDOT
and on the NJDOT Facebook page.
Article Courtesy of the NJEDA.