Request for Proposals: Initiatives to Promote Commute Alternatives to Equity Priority Communities

TJCOG's Triangle Transportation Choices program aims to reduce commuter reliance on single-occupancy vehicles (SOV) by encouraging healthier, much lower cost, greener and sustainable alternative options such as carpool, vanpool, public transit, biking, walking, teleworking, and flexible work weeks.

The program is requesting proposals for its 2022-2023 Equity and Inclusion Initiative which will fund 2-4 grassroots and community-based organizations working with equity priority communities - such as low income, marginalized, minority, Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) and/or otherwise disadvantaged or vulnerable communities- to promote safe and affordable access to commute options such as transit, walking, biking, carpool and vanpool.

Complete Request for Proposals


  • Communities/areas of proposed work must be in one or more of the following counties in North Carolina: Durham, Franklin, Granville, Johnston, Orange, Wake and a few parts of Chatham.
  • Maximum budget permitted for any submitted application: $75,000 (including match)
  • Match required from applicant: 20% of total project budget (in kind not permissible; can be a grant from another non-federal source) Example: $60,000 total budget = $48,000 grant funds; $12,000 match.
  • Available funds: $200,000 for 2-4 applicants
  • Period of performance: July 01, 2022, to June 30, 2023.
  • First-time applicants to the Triangle Transportation Choices.

Applications are due to Triangle J Council of Governments (TJCOG) by 5:00 p.m. EST on Feb 18, 2022. 


Application Assistance

One-on-one assistance is available to complete this application. Applicants are highly encouraged to contact Shuchi Gupta at (919) 558-2715 or for assistance.