Technical Assistance Program
The TLC Technical Assistance Program provides focused consultant assistance to local jurisdictions working on creative, forward-thinking and sustainable plans and projects. Any local jurisdiction in the Metropolitan Washington region that is a member of the TPB is eligible to apply, and technical assistance may include a range of services, such as:
- Public involvement facilitation
- Development and utilization of visualization techniques
- Streetscape and infill design assistance
- Multimodal Access to Transit
- Development capacity of various transit modes
- Help with other challenges related to strengthening transportation and land use coordination
For the FY 2014 round of TLC technical assistance, the TPB is providing up to $80,000 in consultant assistance for a conceptual design/preliminary engineering project to assist jurisdictions in taking planning projects one step closer to construction by completing 30 percent design on a project.
The application deadline for FY 2014 planning and design project submissions is Wednesday, May 15, 2013.
For information on the projects completed as part of the FY 2007 through FY 2012 TLC technical assistance programs, please see Completed Projects.
Recipients are eligible to receive a range of technical assistance between $20,000 and $60,000 for a planning project. Recipients do not receive direct financial assistance. Technical assistance is provided by consultants who are contracted on an individual project basis. COG/TPB has developed a list of pre-qualified consultants to provide technical assistance. Using this list, COG/TPB works with jurisdictions to identify potentially appropriate firms, organizations and individuals to provide the approved technical assistance, and seeks quotes and availability from consultants to determine who should be contracted to conduct the service or task in accordance with the required schedule.