|The Kansas Department of Transportation is now accepting applications for the spring 2021 round of the agency’s Cost Share Program.|
The Cost Share Program provides financial assistance to local entities for construction projects that improve safety, leverage state funds to increase total transportation investment and help both rural and urban areas of the state improve the transportation system. The program was created in fall 2019. This is the fourth round of projects to receive funding. The deadline to submit applications is April 9.
“The continuation of the Cost Share Program shows KDOT’s ongoing commitment to improving transportation and creating economic growth and job opportunities across Kansas,” said Lindsey Douglas, Deputy Secretary of Transportation. “Past Cost Share participants have proven this program to be the financial boost that many small and large communities needed to achieve their project goals.”
An informational webinar on the program will take place on Friday, March 12, at 11 a.m. – to register for the webinar, go to https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8445653790550283536
The program’s new application process will be discussed on the webinar.
This round of grant funding has been altered to respond to impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic. KDOT has lowered the non-state cash match to 10% for this round only. In addition, additional consideration will be given to applications originating from counties that have a more than 50% increase in unemployment rates between 2019 and 2020.
Because of the federal Corona Virus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA), up to $25 million is available for projects this spring. Any remaining funding will carry over to fall 2021.
All transportation projects are eligible, including roadway (on and off the state system), rail, airport, bicycle/pedestrian and public transit. Candidate projects should include investments that provide transportation benefits and are not eligible for other KDOT programs.
More information and the link to the application are available on KDOT’s website at http://www.ksdot.org/CostShare/CostShareProgram.asp. All applications will be completed through an online link. A sample PDF application will be available for preview. Please contact Michelle Needham, Economic Development Programs Manager, at [email protected] with any questions.
This information can be made available in alternative accessible formats upon request. For information about obtaining an alternative format, contact the KDOT Communications Division, 700 SW Harrison St., 2nd Fl West, Topeka, KS 66603-3754 or phone 785-296-3585 (Voice)/Hearing Impaired – 711.