Identifying a competitive ATP project
Eligible ATP project types
Communities can apply for an ATP grant for any (or all) of the following – keep in mind that projects that combine these components to achieve greater benefits may score higher:
- Walk, bike, and/or SRTS infrastructure Projects: planning, design, and construction of walk and bicycle facilities.
- Walk, bike, and/or SRTS non-infrastructure Projects: education, encouragement, enforcement, and planning of walk and bicycle activities.
- Walk, bike, and/or SRTS infrastructure projects with non-infrastructure components.
- Walk, bike, and/or SRTS Planning Funds (Plans may be required to apply for infrastructure grants in future years) (NOTE that planning funds cannot be combined with other components).
Examples of eligible projects:
- Development of new bikeways and walkways that improve mobility, access, or safety for people who are on foot or bicycle.
- Safe Routes to School projects that specifically improve safety for children and encourage walking and bicycling on the trip to school.
- Improvements to existing bikeways and walkways.
- Safe routes to transit projects, which will encourage transit by improving biking and walking routes to mass transportation and school bus stops.
- Secure bicycle parking at employment and transit centers.
- Development of a bike, pedestrian, Safe Routes to School, or active transportation plan in disadvantaged communities, with priority to communities without an existing plan.
- Non-infrastructure programs:
- Conducting bicycle and/or pedestrian counts, walkability and/or bikability assessments or audits, or pedestrian and/or bicycle safety analysis to inform plans and projects.
- Conducting pedestrian and bicycle safety education programs.
- Development and publishing of community walking and biking maps, including school route/travel plans.
- Development and implementation of walking school bus or bike train programs and bike-to-school or walk-to-school or work day/month programs.
Scoring criteria for project selection
Project applications will be scored and ranked by a multidisciplinary Project Evaluation Committee based on the following criteria:
- 0-10 pts – Benefit a disadvantaged communities, defined by the criteria above under “What Qualifies…?”
- 0-35 pts – Potential to increase bicycling and walking, especially among students
- 0-25 pts – Potential to reduce injuries, fatalities, and potential safety hazards for those walking and bicycling
- 0-10 pts – Public Participation and Planning, i.e. noticed meetings and consultation with local stakeholders to identify the proposed project
- 0-10 pts – Improve public health by focusing on populations with high risk factors for health issues (including a description of the intended health benefits.)
- 0-5 pts – Cost effectiveness, i.e. maximizing the safety and mobility benefit relative to the total project cost
- 0-5 pts – Leveraging non-ATP funds (ex: local matching funds)
- 0-5 pts deducted if the Conservation Corps* is not consulted to partner on the project construction