Who Can Apply For Funding
The New York State Department of Transportation, the Capital District Transportation Authority, Counties, Cities, Towns, Villages and other public entities within CDTC's planning area are eligible to apply.
All projects must be eligible for federal aid funding programs under the FAST Act including the National Highway Performance Program (NHPP), the Surface Transportation Block Grant Program (STBG) and the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP). Projects must also meet all CDTC elgibility guidelines (2018) and applications must be complete at the time of submittal. Sponsors proposing transportation projects on roadways they do not own must submit a letter of support from the roadway owner. Additiionally, Local Government sponsors are required to administer and manage federally funded transportation projects following the guidelines established by NYSDOT in the Local Projects Manual. Review the Project Eligibility Data drop down menu to the right for additional information.
All candidate projects are evaluated by the CDTC staff. 50% of the score is derived from a calculated Benefit/Cost ratio and 50% is derived from a Merit Category Score. More details regarding the evaluation methodology and the Merit Category Score Sheet are available under the Evaluation Criteria Materials drop down menu to the right.
CDTC’s Planning Committee and Policy Board are ultimately responsible for funding awards.
The 2022-2027 TIP update schedule is subject to change.
September 24 - TIP Workshop
December 3 - Project Proposals Due
January 2022 - Project evaluations completed. CDTC Planning Committee prioritizes projects for funding.
February 2022 - CDTC Planning Committee completes project programming and approves Draft 2022-27 TIP
March 2022 - CDTC Policy Board approves Draft 2022-2027 TIP for public review. Begin 60 day public review process
March/April 2022 - Virtual Public Workshop held (Date/Time TBD)
June 2022 - Final 2022-2027 TIP Approved by CDTC Policy Board
Questions & TIP Guidance Workshop
Sponsors may contact Executive Director Sandy Misiewicz, AICP by calling (518) 458-2161 or emailing TIP@cdtcmpo.org at any time for assistance with the electronic application. CDTC staff is available to discuss your proposal before submittal.
In addition to direct assistance, CDTC hosted a Transportation Impovement Program informational webinar on September 24, 2021. The webinar provided information on the application process by reviewing project eligibility requirements, reviewing application form tips and tricks and reviewing available data and other resources needed to complete project proposals. A recording of that webinar can be found in the dropdown menu below.
TIP Informational Webinar Recording
TIP Frequently Asked Questions
Submit a Comment
All public comments on the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) process and specific projects can be made by phone by calling the CDTC Office at (518) 458-2161 or by emailing TIP@cdtcmpo.org.
Supporting Documents & Data
CDTC has made the following data availalbe to help sponsors determine project eligibilty and support the application process.
Project Eligibility Data
Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) Eligibility Criteria
*Note: HSIP program funds may be used on any public roadway.
*Note: For pavement related projects federal-aid cannot be used on roads functionally classified as local (8, 9 and 19).
Evaluation Criteria Materials
Unit Cost Estimates
Local Bridge Condition Data
Local Pavement Condition Data
Contact Brian Kirch, Transportation Planner, NYSDOT R1 for the most recent pavement surface condition scores by segment for your projects. Brian.Kirch@dot.ny.gov
CDTC Priority Network Maps
Bicycle and Pedestrian Infrastructure
Regional Trail Infratstructure
PDF Application Templates
Use the buttons below to fill out a project application based on your specifc project type (CLICK HERE for a full descrition of each project type). Sponsors are to submit one application per project using the electronic forms below. For projects with multiple components (i.e., a bridge replacement with an additional road repaving project beyond the limits of the bridge) please submit one form for each piece of the project. Supporting documents may be uploaded but are limited to 10 MB in size.
All submissions are due by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 3, 2021. Hard copy or emailed applications WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.