Call for Projects: FTA Transit Funding

The TPO, working on behalf of the City of Knoxville, is seeking projects to be funded through FTA Section 5307 & Section 5339 grant funds.

The use of these funds are for services or projects that provide general public transit within the Knoxville urbanized area.  It is important to note that any agency receiving these funds must have a Direct Recipient status with FTA.  

Addendum and Deadline Extension to Section 5307 and 5339 Applications:
The deadline for submitting applications for Section 5307 & 5339 funding to MPC/TPO has been extended to Friday, July 29, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. Submit applications to Doug Burton –

Application Instructions
Section 5307 Application (word document)
Section 5339 Application (word document)

The following link contains additional information that has been requested as a supplement to the applications.  Please review carefully.


Call for projects: Transportation Alternatives funding

The TPO is seeking projects for Transportation Alternatives funding.

This federal funding source typically goes toward projects and programs to improve the safety of people walking and bicycling. The TPO receives about $750,000 in TA funding annually. However, more costly projects may be submitted for TA funding, as the TPO has other funding that can be added to projects that are selected for funding. A minimum 20 percent local match is required. 

The Federal Highway Administration has additional information on the TA program, including what types of projects and programs are eligible for funding, and who may receive funding. 

If a local government has submitted a project in 2016 for the TPO Mobility Plan update, they do not need to submit an application for TA funding. They can simply inform TPO staff that they would like the project considered for TA funding. 

The application is available in two formats:

Applications/notifications are due July 13 at 5 p.m. to

Call for Projects for TDOT Multimodal Access Grants

The TPO welcomes local governments to submit applications for the 2015-2016 round of Tennessee Department of Transportation Multimodal Access Grants.

The Multimodal Access Grant provides 95% state funds with a 5% local match for the purpose of supporting the transportation needs of transit users, pedestrians, and bicyclists through infrastructure projects that address multimodal gaps along the state highway network.

Applications are due to the TPO at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, December 8, 2015. They should be sent to Any questions should go to Ellen Zavisca at that address or at 215-4014.

Here are the guidelines for the grant application. Here are Part 1 and Part 2 of the application. Here is the TPO's timeline for accepting and reviewing grant applications.