Call for Projects – TAP

East-West Gateway Council of Governments (EWG) is now accepting project applications for the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP). TAP funds are available to eligible Illinois and Missouri sponsors.  Please review this informational document to learn more about the TAP application process.

Applications are due no later than 4:00 p.m. local time on August 20, 2020.

Application Materials

The TAP Project Development Workbook provides information on TAP program requirements, how to complete and submit a TAP application, and the criteria used to score TAP projects. Sponsor information is required to download project applications. Click on the button below to download the project application forms.


Hard copy applications are no longer required or being accepted for 2020 TAP submissions. Due to COVID-19, East-West Gateway offices are currently closed until further notice and will not be able to accept mail or in-person application deliveries, including physical means of submitting the electronic copies (CD or USB drive). Applications must be submitted electronically by 4:00 pm on August 20, 2020. Electronic applications should be submitted as a single PDF file, including all attachments, to Please submit one application per email.
Application fees should still be submitted by mail and must be postmarked by September 10, 2020. Please contact with any questions.

Supplemental Materials

Estimate of Project Costs (Excel file)
Operations and Maintenance Form (Excel file)
SRTS Student Travel Tally
SRTS Parent Survey

Additional Resources

Project Development Workshop

EWG held a virtual project development workshop June 11, 2020 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. to clarify TAP program requirements, application procedures, project selection criteria, and program schedule. To view a PDF of the presentation slides, or a recording of the presentation, please use the links below.

Project Review Workshop

EWG will host a virtual project review workshop via Zoom on July 13 for Missouri applicants and July 15 for Illinois applicants. At this workshop, applicants will receive feedback from a panel of experts in regard to their proposed application. This workshop is intended for applicants that have at the very least a specific project concept to present for review. Applicants are required to submit a Project Review Workshop Information Form or preliminary application, including a project location map for bicycle/pedestrian facilities projects, before the workshop so the panelists can gain some knowledge of the projects they will be reviewing. Each applicant will have 30 minutes to discuss up to two projects. Attendance at this workshop is encouraged, but not required to submit a project application. Please use the link below to register for the workshop. We’ve prepared a FAQ document about using Zoom for these workshops. Please send any other questions you may have to



  • Visit EWG’s TAP page to find out more information about the TAP program.
  • If you need technical assistance or have questions about your TAP application, please contact EWG staff by email at