The County Transportation Program (CTP) uses revenues from the $5 County Vehicle Registration Fee to expand the reach of transportation investment and achieve the goals of the county’s comprehensive plan, Montco 2040: A Shared Vision. Approximately $1 million will be available each year in grants to fund transportation projects throughout the county.
WHAT IS THE $5 COUNTY VEHICLE REGISTRATION FEE?
Pennsylvania’s 2013 transportation funding law (Act 89) contains a provision that authorizes counties to add $5 to each annual vehicle registration to fund critical county infrastructure. The money can only be used for the maintenance and improvements of roads, bridges, and traffic signals. Montgomery County enacted this resolution in September 2016 and collects nearly $3 million each year to support the repair of county-owned roads and bridges, and fund the County Transportation Program.
WHO CAN APPLY?
Only municipalities may submit applications.
No more than one grant award may go to a single municipality in one program year.
2021 GRANT CYCLE
Eight projects across the county received Montgomery County Transportation Program grants for the 2021 selection cycle. The grant awards total $1,073,464 across the eight projects. Projects were evaluated in terms of the benefit and visibility to the overall public, county and local planning consistency, readiness, and funding support by a committee consisting of members of the Montgomery County Planning Commission Board and the Montgomery County Transportation Authority and interdepartmental county staff. .
2022 GRANT CYCLE
The 2022 grant cycle is scheduled to open in April 2022 with the release of the 2022 guidebook for potential applicants to view project focus categories, eligibility, and other information. The 2022 application period is scheduled to open in June.