Harrisburg, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced it is accepting applications for funding for transportation improvement projects under the Multimodal Transportation Fund created by Act 89. PennDOT can make available $20 million in Fiscal Year 2014-15 to distribute to successful applicants. Eligible projects can cost between $100,000 and $3 million and they require a 30 percent match from local sources.

PennDOT will evaluate the applications and make selections based on such criteria as safety benefits, regional economic conditions, the technical and financial feasibility, job creation, energy efficiency, and operational sustainability.

Besides the $20 million in unrestricted funds to be distributed, PennDOT may award grants from the dedicated budget categories in the Multimodal fund for aviation, rail freight, ports and bicycle-pedestrian projects.

The application period closes on June 30.

“Our new transportation plan, Act 89, benefits the entire sweep of the transportation landscape,” said PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch. “This PennDOT-managed grant program set up in the Act will allow us to support a wider array of improvements that can reach far down into our communities.”

For more information about the program, visit www.dot.state.pa.us and click on Multimodal Transportation.