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TRANSPORTATION, COMMUNITY, AND SYSTEM PRESERVATION (TCSP) PROGRAM
The TCSP Program is intended to address the relationships among transportation, community, and system preservation plans and practices and identify private sector-based initiatives to improve those relationships.
SAFETEA-LU Section: 1117.
Funded by contract authority; funds are not transferable. Funds are subject to the overall Federal-aid highway obligation limitation. [1117, 1102]
Funds are to be allocated by the Secretary to States, metropolitan planning organizations, local and tribal governments, ensuring an equitable distribution to a diversity of populations and geographic regions.
Eligible Use of Funds
Funds may be used to carry out eligible projects to integrate transportation, community, and system preservation plans and practices that:
Eligibility is broadly defined as a project eligible for assistance under title 23 or chapter 53 of title 49, or any other activity the Secretary determines to be appropriate to implement transit-oriented development plans, traffic calming measures, or other coordinated TCSP practices.
The Secretary of Transportation will make grants based on applications from States, tribal, regional, and local governments, with priority consideration given to applicants that:
The Federal share payable on account of any TCSP project or activity shall be 80% or subject to the sliding scale rate. [23 USC 120(b)]