Community-Based Transportation Planning Program

A community planning meeting with a diverse group of people gathered around a table looking at plans.

Community-Based Transportation Planning Program

The community-based transportation planning set aside is a Denver Regional Council of Governments led technical assistance program in the 2024-2027 Transportation Improvement Program. The program’s goal is to support member jurisdictions efforts addressing mobility challenges for historically marginalized communities in the organization’s region.

The program funds studies or planning efforts identifying specific mobility needs of historically marginalized communities, develop community-informed solutions and map out a path to fund and implement recommendations. Collaboration is central in this planning effort, and the organization seeks to work with municipal and county governments, community-based organizations and community members throughout the development of the community-based plans.

Program Goals

  • Expand access opportunities for residents of all ages, incomes, and abilities.
  • Support member governments’ efforts to improve mobility within their communities.
  • Address the needs of disproportionately impacted and marginalized communities in the region.
  • Center voices of marginalized communities in transportation planning both in their community and around the region.
  • Develop innovative engagement methods to center marginalized voices, including partnering with respected community-based organizations.

2024 – 2025 Call for letters of Interest

The organization is conducting a Call for Letters of Interest November – December 2023 to identify projects for the first two years of the community-based transportation planning Transportation Improvement Program set-aside.

Review the 2024-2025 Community-Based Transportation Planning Program Overview for full details, including project and project sponsor eligibility. Submit letters of interest by completing an online form or by downloading the form to a computer and emailing the downloaded form to

Two-year, funding project selection timeline:

  • November 2023 – Call for letters of interest released.
  • November to December 2023 – Invitation to submit letters of interest and meetings with interested jurisdictions.
  • December 31, 2023 – Deadline for letters of interest.
  • January to February 2024 – Selection committee reviews letters of interest and recommends projects for 2024-2025 cycle.
  • February to March 2024 – Project selection by the Transportation Advisory Committee, Regional Transportation Committee and Denver Regional Council of Governments Board of Directors.
  • Spring to Summer 2024 – Start of first round of studies.

View Community-Based Planning Program meeting videos on YouTube.

Contact: Nora Kern, Subarea and project planning program manager,