Funding Programs

Smart Growth Transportation & Transportation Alternatives
The Smart Growth Transportation Program (SGT) is a program that was established by the Lancaster County Transportation Coordinating Committee, the county MPO, in 2011. It is an extension of the county’s long-standing commitment to smart growth. The SGT Program funds transportation projects and studies located in the county’s Designated Growth Areas that improve livability, support smart growth and help build the infrastructure to increase walking, biking and use of transit. The Transportation Alternatives Program (TA) is a federal program that is similar to the SGT and funds projects to establish and improve the infrastructure for non-motorized transportation, including safe routes to schools, as well as other projects.

SGT and TA applications are accepted from Lancaster County municipalities and transportation service providers every two years. The next round is FY 2017-2018 and approximately $3 million in federal funding is available for the program over the two-year period. Approximately $808,000 is available for the TA program over the two-year period.


Application Process Timeline

April 9, 2015
Notices of Intent and Guidelines are issued.
April 9, 2015
SGT/TAP workshop is held.
May 15, 2015
Notice of Intent forms are due at the LCPC by 5:00 pm.
June 1, 2015
Applications are issued.
July 31, 2015
Applications are due at the LCPC by 5:00 pm.  All attachments,
maps and appendices must be submitted as part of the 
application packet.  Applications received after this date will 
not be reviewed.
August 3-14, 2015
Application review:  LCPC staff will coordinate with appplicants
on any adjustments that are needed.
September 7-11, 2015 September 7-11, 2015 SGT Task Force interviews with applicants.
Week of Sept. 14th
Meeting of SGT Task Force to discuss any remaining questions.
November 2015
Funding recommendations presented to TTAC and MPO. 
December 2015
Funding recommendations are made part of the TIP.
June 2016
TIP is adopted by the MPO.