Surface Transportation Block Grant Program

The Surface Transportation Block Grant Program (STBG) (formally the federal Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP)) provides funding for bicycle and pedestrian facilities; safe routes to school programs and projects; scenic viewing areas and overlooks; and may include historic preservation, wildlife mortality mitigation, water and environmental quality improvements.

The MPO is responsible for holding a competitive application cycle for projects that will use federal STBG funds that are dedicated to the Lexington area (approximately $400,000 annually). The MPO is not currently soliciting applications for funding.

Statewide STBG funds are distributed by the KY Transportation Cabinet through an annual competitive grant process.