TxDOT offers several programs that provide funding to local communities, other government agencies and select groups to aid in the development of transportation projects and services.

Name Frequency Contact Description/Eligibility
Conditional Grant Program Annually: Application deadline is March 1. Minnie Brown
(512) 416-4979
Description: College tuition grant program for students attending an accredited four-year Texas public college or university as a full-time student in an approved field of study

Eligible: Economically disadvantaged students pursuing a degree in an approved field of study

Responsibility: Human Resources Division

Elderly Individuals and Individuals with Disabilities Annually: Dates announced in November. Kari Banta
(512) 465-7368
Description: Used to improve accessibility and mobility for the elderly and disabled.

Eligible: Elderly and disabled individuals

Responsibility: Public Transportation Division

Governor's Community Achievement Awards Annually: Recipients are chosen every spring. Christine Canul
(512) 961-5260
Description: Awarded to organizations with grassroots environmental programs. Funding comes from money set aside by TxDOT for landscaping needs.

Eligible: All Texas communities

Responsibility: Travel Division

Public Transportation Grants (Coordinated Call) Annually: Program calls go out in summer. Donna Roberts
(512) 374-5234
Description: Provides grants for several federally-funded programs that support public transportation.

Eligible: Eligibility differs based on grant

Responsibility:  Public Transportation Division

Summer Employment Program Annually: Application deadline is May 31. Terri Bomberger
(512) 416-4984
Description: High school and college students are given on-the-job training for maintenance, engineering and technical positions.

Eligible: High school and college students

Responsibility: Human Resources Division

Traffic Safety Program Annually: Date of call and application deadline varies. Terry Pence
(512) 416-3167

Jim Hollis
(512) 416-3168

Description: Helps local entities reduce the number and severity of traffic accidents.

Eligible: State and local governments; educational institutions; non-profit organizations

Responsibility: Traffic Operations Division