City of Sturgis Receives $400K Transportation Alternative (TA) Grant

News ReleaseApril 3, 2021Local
TA Grants

PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Transportation Commission awarded ten Transportation Alternatives (TA) projects totaling $3.7 million for communities across the state. The TA program is a set aside federal grant program that provides funding from the Surface Transportation Block Grant (STBG) program to help states fund specific activities that enhance the intermodal transportation system and provide safe alternative transportation options.

“The TA program helps fund a variety of smaller-scale transportation projects, such as pedestrian and bicycle facilities, recreational trails, safe routes to school projects, community improvements like historic preservation and vegetation management, and environmental mitigation related to stormwater and habitat connectivity,” says Transportation Secretary Joel Jundt.

Sturgis is the recipient of a $400,000 grant for an eight-foot-wide asphalt shared-use path along Lazelle Street from Apollo Place (Mountain View Mobile Home Park) to an existing path on Moose Drive.  This path will allow better access for residents of the mobile home park to walk and bike to schools and downtown areas.

The Transportation Alternatives (TA) program is administered by the Office of Project Development. Each project may be funded for a maximum of $400,000, although the SDDOT may approve a larger amount for phased projects. The minimum award amount for infrastructure projects is $50,000, with no set minimum award amount for non‐infrastructure projects. There is an 18.05 percent local match requirement for each project.

A full description of the Transportation Alternatives program is available on the SDDOT Transportation Alternatives Program webpage at dot.sd.gov/programs-services/programs/transportation-alternatives.

Requests for additional information about the TA program should be directed to Logan Gran, Transportation Alternatives Engineer, by phone at 605‐773‐4912 or by email at [email protected]