Program Contacts

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