The Kansas Department of Transportation began applications for the fall round of Cost Share Program grants on September 3; a program created in 2019 that aims to help both rural and urban localities improve transportation efficiency and safety.
[Above photo by the Kansas DOT.]
“The continuation of the Cost Share Program shows [our] ongoing commitment to creating economic growth and job opportunities by improving transportation across Kansas,” noted Lindsey Douglas, the agency’s deputy secretary, in a statement.
“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,” she said.
A total of $5.5 million is available for this third round of Cost Share Program funding, with the Kansas DOT adding that funding requests must be within the range of $35,000 to $900,000 per project.
A minimum of 15 percent non-state cash match is required, the agency said, with additional consideration given to projects that commit more than the minimum required match amount.
All transportation projects are eligible, including roadway projects on and off the state system as well as rail, airport, bicycle/pedestrian, and public transit undertakings, the Kansas DOT added.
The agency noted that funding for this program comes from the $216 million in sales tax authorized by the state legislature and Gov. Laura Kelly (D) to remain in the state highway fund in fiscal year 2020.