Funding Sources

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Bicycle and pedestrian projects are broadly eligible for funding from almost all the major Federal-aid highway, transit, safety, and other programs. Bicycle projects must be “principally for transportation, rather than recreation, purposes” and must be designed and located pursuant to the transportation plans required of States and MPOs.

Some sources of funding are listed below.

Comprehensive Traffic Safety Programs Municipal Aid Program
County Aid Program Municipal Development Impact Fee Authorization Act
Developed-Provided Facilities National Highway System
Discretionary Aid Program National Recreational Trails Fund
Federal Community Development Block Grant Program New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) Discretionary Grants
Green Acres Pedestrian Safety Grant
Hazard Elimination Program Section 402 Safety Funds
Local Bicycle/Pedestrian Planning Assistance Smart Growth Community Schools Planning Grants
Local Planning Assistance Smart Growth Planning Grants
Local Scoping and Local Lead Projects Surface Transportation Program
Locally Initiated Bicycle Projects Transportation Enhancements