Certification and Manual for Non-Traditional Transportation Project Implementation

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​Sponsor's Guide and Training Requirements​

The Sponsor’s Guide to Non-Traditional Transportation Project Implementation (Sponsor’s Guide) provides information and instructions to Sponsors to help them successfully develop certain federally funded transportation projects in accordance with Federal and State laws and regulations. The Sponsor’s Guide is only intended to address the procedures required for a Sponsor to deliver a project through a local letting process. It should not be used for guidance on projects that are let through the State of Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) letting process.

The following are typical funding categories for non-traditional transportation projects: Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP), Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program (CMAQ), Sheboygan Non-motorized Transportation Pilot Program (NTPP), High Priority Projects (HPPs) where LLCs or LFAs may be used, and Federal Appropriation Earmarks where LLCs or LFAs may be used.

Sponsors of non-infrastructure and/or planning projects should note that some of the Sponsor’s Guide will not apply to non-infrastructure activities.

The Sponsor must become familiar with the Sponsor’s Guide so that they understand the responsibilities they are accepting when applying for the benefit of using Federal Funding. Sponsors constructing locally let projects with certain funding types must complete certification training. The training instructs Sponsors on the local letting process and results in certification to administer and deliver these projects.

To attain certification, all Sponsors must complete the virtual certificatio​n training through WisDOT's Learn Center ​training modules. Please contact your Region's Local Program Manager for this training.

Local Program Contacts

The updated Sponsor's Guide and the Certification form, along with resource materials to assist with the Non-Traditional Project Implementation are listed below: