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July 13, 2022The Latest on About GAP Technical Assistance

FY23 application intake for the Growth and Accessibility Planning (GAP) Technical Assistance Program will open in September 2021. The Program provides planning assistance for Virginia localities, regional planning agencies, and other eligible entities.

Growth & Accessibility Planning Technical Assistance Program

The Growth & Accessibility Planning or GAP-TA Program serves to support Virginia localities as well as the goals of the Office of Intermodal Planning and Investment (OIPI)

GAP Program Components

This technical assistance program has four components, each component has differences in the eligible applicants, eligible activities, expected outcomes, and application evaluation criteria. Applicants may only receive one type of award per cycle.

Component 1: Conduct multimodal planning within existing or planned Urban Development Areas or Growth Areas (per Virginia Code § 15.2-2223.1)
Component 2: Develop or evaluate strategies to address emerging planning issues
Component 3: Develop an accessibility planning process
Component 4: Conduct multimodal planning outside urbanized areas

GAP-TA Program Guidance

GAP-TA Program Application

The GAP-TA application is considered an expression of interest that contains 10 to 20 questions on the following items and takes approximately 15 to 30 minutes to complete.

  • Type of Agency/Jurisdiction
  • Contact Info
  • The focus of the technical assistance request
  • The desired end output or outcomes (500 words)
  • Preliminary scope outline (1000 words)
  • Letter of support
  • A map or shapefile of the area where the proposed work will be performed
  • A map or a shapefile of the study area/corridor

The application does not have to be completed in one session as there is a “Save and Continue Later” option. Once an application is submitted, an email, with a PDF copy will be sent from to the email addresses listed as the primary and secondary contact.

An entity or jurisdiction can utilize one application for submitting technical assistance requests for multiple GAP-TA Components. For example, a county can apply for Component 1 and Component 4 in the same application.

Explore the GAP Program

The GAP-TA program has been providing technical support since Fiscal Year 2021. Please use the map window to see the location of the awards and the filters below to see the ongoing and completed work.

Ongoing GAP Studies and Plans
Projects shown in this map are currently in the development process
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List of GAP-TA Studies

102: Danvile-Pittsylvania MPO Study Identification and Prioritization Tool Process and Technical Guide
106: Franklin County Union Hall UDA Plan
107: Gloucester County Urban Development Areas Multimodal Transportation Study
109: Centerville Village and Courthouse Urban Development Area Pedestrian Access Plan
111: Town of Leesburg Historic Downtown Loading Zone Management Study
112: City of Lexington Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan
113: Loudoun County On-Street Bikeway Gap Analysis
116: Middle Peninsula Planning District Commission Transportation Needs Screening Tool Guide
118: Retrofitting Legacy Roads with Modern Traffic Control Measures and Pedestrian Access Improvements
119: Eastern Culpeper Small Area Plan
120: City of Richmond's Performance-based Planning for Measuring Equitable Access
121: Roanoke County 419 Town Center Design Guidelines
122: Establishing a Performance-Based Long-Range Planning Process for the Roanoke Valley
123: Warrenton Road Multimodal Study
124: Tri-Cities Area MPO Performance Based Planning Process
126: Town of Vinton Route 24 Bike/Ped Plan
200: Falls Church Urban Development Area (UDA) Pedestrian Connection
201: Development of Non-motorized Infrastructure Needs Prioritization Process for the City of Charlottesville
203: Town of Mount Crawford Urban Development Area Non-motorized Infrastructure Evaluation
204: Town of Washington Pathways Assessment and Improvement Plan
205: Town of Remington Pedestrian Infrastructure and Traffic Calming Evaluation
206: Rappahannock County's Sperryville & Flint Hill Pedestrian Infrastructure Evaluation
209: Development of Charlottesville-Albemarle MPO Performance-Based Planning Process
211: Harrisonburg Street Connectivity Evaluation and Road Diet Multimodal Evaluation

FY23 GAP-TA Program Timeline

Application Intake OpensSeptember 1, 2022
OIPI Provides Information and GuidanceSeptember 1 – November 1, 2022
Application Intake EndsNovember 1, 2022
Application Evaluation CompletedNovember 30, 2022
Applicants NotifiedDecember 3, 2022
OIPI Issues Notice to ProceedDecember 3, 2022 – January 3, 2023
Kickoff MeetingsJanuary 2023
Quarterly Update MeetingsTo be determined with the recipients at a later date

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Looking for more specific information about the GAP Technical Assistance Program? Find more information on our Frequently Asked Questions page here: