CHATS TA Set-aside Program

The CHATS Transportation Alternatives (TA) Set-aside program provides funding for micromobility projects within the CHATS boundary.

The FFY 21-24 call for applications is currently open, and the application form can be downloaded at the link below.

FFY 21-24 Application

Eligible Applicants

The following entities are eligible to apply to the CHATS TA Set-aside Program:

  • City and town governments
  • County governments
  • Regional transportation authorities
  • Transit agencies
  • Natural resource or public land agencies
  • Schools districts, local education agencies, and schools
  • Tribal governments
  • Non-profits
  • States (at the request of another eligible entity)
  • Other local or regional governmental entities with responsibility for or oversight of transportation or recreational trails (except for Metropolitan Planning Organizations)

Eligible Projects

Funding is available for the planning, design, construction, and programming of publicly accessible on- and off-street facilities within the CHATS boundaries dedicated to pedestrians, bicyclists, other non-motorized forms of transportation, and low-speed electric vehicles. BCDCOG will prioritize applications for infrastructure projects, including infrastructure projects with a programming component. If funding remains after the award of infrastructure projects and no other eligible infrastructure projects can be funded with the remaining amount of funding, standalone non-infrastructure and temporary projects may be awarded. In addition, if an awarded project is terminated, funds may be made available for programming or municipal-wide plans.

Funding is not available for standalone design with no construction component, lighting, turnouts, overlooks and viewing areas, historic preservation and rehabilitation of historic transportation facilities, vegetation management, management of outdoor advertising, archaeological activities, environmental mitigation, habitat restoration, mitigation of vehicle-wildlife collisions, and landscaping.


For infrastructure projects, awards will range between $500,000 and $1,250,000.

For non-infrastructure projects, awards will range between $25,000 and $300,000.

CHATS TA Set-aside funding may be used for up to 80% of a project’s eligible costs, and applicants are required to provide a minimum of 20% of the project’s eligible costs through non-federal funds or in-kind donations.

Funding not obligated by the obligation deadline will be subject to lapse. It will be the applicant’s responsibility to cover lapsed funding.


BCDCOG will host separate webinars for Part 1 and Part 2. Recordings of the webinars will be posted below.


BCDCOG will post frequently asked questions and responses following the deadlines listed below:


  • 6/5/2024 – Part 1 applications due at 4 PM 
  • 6/19/2024 – Notifications of invitations to apply for Part 2
  • 7/17/2024 – Part 2 applications due 4 PM 
  • 7/31/2024 – Application presentations to the CHATS Transportation Enhancement Committee

BCDCOG Regional Micromobility Plan

In 2016, BCDCOG adopted an update to its regional pedestrian and bicycle plan. The plan envisioned a connected network of walking and bicycling routes that link residents and visitors to destinations. To get there, the plan identified cost-effective infrastructure projects, necessary inter-agency collaboration, and programming that aligns with the region’s long-term goals.

More Information

BCDCOG Data Collection Program

To track progress towards completion of the regional micromobility network, BCDCOG collects performance data within the urbanized area. Similar to vehicular traffic counts, these pedestrian and bicycle counts help to monitor trends in walking and bicycling and plan for new or improved facilities. To view or download the data, check out BCDCOG’s interactive map.

Interactive Map

Part 1 of Applications Due