The Mid-MO RPC Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) held a meeting on December 6th to review and score MoDOT’s Central District, Transportation Alternative Program (TAP) applications from the Mid-MO RPC region. Applicant communities included the Cities of Ashland, Fulton and Pilot Grove. The communities each gave a brief presentation on their projects and TAC member representatives discussed and scored them. These scores will be forwarded to MoDOT Central District staff to be used as part of the process to make recommendations to the Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission for funding approval in January 2017.
TAP can be used to fund projects defined as transportation alternatives, including on-and-off-road pedestrian and bicycle facilities, infrastructure projects for improving non-driver access to public transportation and enhanced mobility; community improvement activities; environmental mitigation; recreational trail projects and safe routes to school projects. 2017 Federal funding for MoDOT Central District was $1.8 million. A total of twenty-three applications were submitted to Central District for funding. Individual projects can range from a minimum of $80,000 to a maximum of $400,000. Awarded projects will be funded with 80 percent federal funds and require a minimum 20 percent cash local match.
Applicants awarded funding will be announced by MoDOT in January 2017.
December 2, 2016 – The Board of Directors and staff of the Mid-MO RPC are pleased to provide this annual report providing an overview of some of the activities and accomplishments of the region’s elected officials, economic developers, and Mid-MO RPC staff for the 2016 fiscal year.
To view the report click here.
December 1, 2016 – The Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Division of State Parks has recommended the following organizations within the Mid-Missouri RPC region for 2016 grant funding through the federal Recreational Trails Program (RTP):
The program is a federal pass-through grant administered by the Division of State Parks. The purpose of the program is to promote the development and maintenance of recreational trails throughout the state. Thirty-five RTP grant applications were received for 2016, with a total funding request of over $3.1 million. A total of 15 recreational trail projects were recommended to the Federal Highway Administration for final approval. The applications were evaluated on the basis of need, planning goals, and unique or special attributes.
Grants are open to local and state governments, school districts, non-profit and for-profit organizations. The maximum amount awarded is $150,000 for trail projects and $10,000 for educational projects. Sponsors must have a minimum 20 percent match.
More information regarding the Recreational Trails Program can be found here.
December 1, 2016 – The Missouri Department of Natural Resources have recommended the following communities within the Mid-Missouri RPC region for 2016 grant funding through the federal Land & Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) program:
Twenty-five applications were received for 2016, with a total funding request of nearly $2.4 million. The grant applications were evaluated on the basis of need, planning goals, and unique or special attributes.
The LWCF is federal pass-through grant administered by the Division of State Parks. LWCF grant funds are available to local governments, cities or counties and school districts. The purpose of the program is to create and maintain outdoor recreation areas. Projects require a 55 percent match. Eligible LWCF projects include acquisition of property, development of new outdoor recreation facilities or renovation of existing properties.
St. Martins City Administrator Doug Reece, MoDOT Planning Specialist Michael Henderson, and Area F RHSOC Volunteer Discipline Representative Dave Phelps, were recognized for their contributions to Mid-MO RPC activities at the Mid-Missouri Regional Planning Commission’s annual meeting on November 16th.
Recipients (left to right) Doug Reece, Michael Henderson, and Dave Phelps receive recognition awards from Mid-MO RPC Chair Gary Jungermann.
The event was held at the Claysville Store Restaurant outside of Hartsburg. Approximately 60 people representing local governments in the Mid-MO RPC region, the Area F Regional Homeland Oversight Committee, as well as, staff representatives for Senator Claire McCaskill and the Missouri Department of Transportation were in attendance.
Highlights of the meeting included Mid-MO RPC staff’s presentation of the Annual Report of staff activities for the FY16 fiscal past year, and recognition of outgoing county commissioners, Karen M. Miller – Boone County, Donald “Doc” Kritzer – Callaway County, Paul Davis – Cooper County, and Kim Roll – Moniteau County.
January 2, 2017 – The Mid-MO RPC office will be closed for New Year’s Day.
January 16, 2017 – The Mid-MO RPC office will be closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.