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.

The next round of SGT Program funding is FY 2019-2020 and approximately $3 million in federal funding is available.  A workshop to begin this funding cycle will be held on April 12, 2017 and Notices of Intent for applicants who plan to submit projects will be issued and included on the LCPC website (see Documents section).


Smart Growth Transportation (SGT) Application Process Timeline

April 12, 2017
SGT Workshop is held for municipalities. Program Guidelines and Notices of Intent are issued.
May 24, 2017
Notice of Intent forms are due at the LCPC by 5:00 pm.
June 5, 2017
Applications are issued.
July 17, 2017
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 7-18, 2017
Application review: LCPC staff will coordinate with applicants on any adjustments that are needed.
September 6-15, 2017
SGT Task Force interviews with applicants.
Week of Sept. 18th Meeting of SGT Task Force to discuss any remaining questions.
October 2017
Applications are evaluated and scored. Recommendations are made.
November 2017
Funding recommendations are presented to TTAC and MPO.
December 2017
Funding recommendations are made part of the TIP.
June 2018
TIP is adopted by the MPO.