Dubuque Metropolitan Area Transportation Study & Regional Planning Affiliation 8

Rural County Transportation Program (RCTP)

Rural County Transportation Program (RCTP) Grants
Rural County Transportation Programs (RCTP) are county-led grant programs that provide funding to small cities to help implement non-federal aid transportation projects. Delaware, Dubuque, Jackson, and Clinton counties have created RCTP programs. The counties distribute RCTP funds to cities through a competitive application process. The counties have agreements with RPA 8 staff to administer the program and help cities with writing applications.

The Fiscal Year 2024 RCTP application cycle has been completed. The memos below summarize the results of the application ranking process in each county. The funding history report provides a summary of the funds awarded through the RCTP, including the funds awarded in the FY 2024 grant cycle.  

   Clinton County RCTP Ranking Results Memo
   Delaware County RCTP Ranking Results Memo
   Dubuque County RCTP Ranking Results Memo
   Jackson County RCTP Ranking Results Memo

   RCTP Funding History Report

Program Guidelines
Each county has established its own program guidelines. The program guidelines set the rules for the application process, project raking, and how funds awarded. The guidelines also set the application timelines and identify which cities are eligible to apply. Guideline documents are provided below.

   Clinton County RCTP Guidelines
   Delaware County RCTP Guidelines
   Dubuque County RCTP Guidelines
   Jackson County RCTP Guidelines

Online Questionnaire
Use the form below to apply for RCTP grants and submit supporting documents and applications.

   Click here to go to the Online Questionnaire

Sample Documents
The documents provided below include sample forms that are used in the application process.

   Sample Resolutions
   Sample Funding Agreement

RCTP Training
Materials from the January 24, 2023 RCTP training.

   RCTP training video
   RCTP training presentation