Iowa Department of Transportation (IDOT)
RISE: Revitalize Iowa’s Sound Economy (IDOT)
RISE funds are available only city and county governments may apply for Local Development funds. Cities and counties may apply for RISE funds for use on city street, secondary road, or primary road projects. Funds may be requested and committed as either a loan or grant, or a combination loan/grant.
ICAAP: Iowa Clean Air Attainment Program (IDOT)
The purpose of Iowa’s Clean Air Attainment Program (ICAAP) is to help finance transportation projects and programs that result in attaining or maintaining the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) of the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments. ICAAP funds are awarded to projects and programs with the highest potential for reducing transportation-related congestion and air pollution, thereby maintaining Iowa’s clean air quality. Projects must apply for either Traffic Flow Improvements or Planning & Development Activities Funds. Each ICAAP proposal must have a minimum total project cost of $20,000 to be eligible for funding assistance.
Safe Routes to School (IDOT)
Safe Routes to Schools (SRTS) is a rising international effort to increase safety and promote walking and bicycling to school through the “5 Es”: engineering, education, enforcement, encouragement, and evaluation. The 2005 SAFETEA-LU federal transportation bill included a new SRTS federal funding source of $612 million over five years for both infrastructure and noninfrastructure reimbursement grants. These funds can go towards infrastructure improvements (trails) in additional to programming to encourage biking and walking to school.
Transportation Enhancement Program (IDOT)
Transportation enhancement grants are intended to fund enhancement or preservation activities of transportation related projects. These grants can be used to fund transportation projects in the following categories: trails and bikeways, historic and archaeological, or scenic and environmental. Additional Transportation Enhancement funds may also be available through regional transportation authorities or metropolitan planning organizations.