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The project logo Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP)

The project logo Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP)

The UPWP is Genesee Transportation Council’s operating plan and annual budget. The UPWP lists the federally funded transportation planning activities that GTC, its member agencies, and other municipalities in the 9-county Genesee-Finger Lakes Region that will advance during the next fiscal year. 

Transportation Planning Funding

Available for 2021

GTC is now accepting applications for transportation planning funding requests through the 2021-2022 Unified Planning Work Program or UPWP.

The UPWP provides federal funds for transportation planning activities undertaken by GTC, its member agencies, and other municipalities throughout the nine-county Genesee-Finger Lakes Region. For the 2021-2022 fiscal year, which extends from April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022, GTC expects approximately $900,000 of these funds to be available for planning projects.

GTC offers planning funds related to 3 general areas of interest: 

1.  Physical improvements to the transportation system

2.  Non-infrastructure transportation services and programs

3.  Integration of transportation and land use


Municipalities in the nine-county GTC planning region

GTC member agencies

Other organizations with the sponsorship of a local government


Downtown, neighborhood, & corridor plans

Parking management

Pedestrian, bicycle, and multi-use trail plans


The Call for Project Partnerships, including application instructions, and the application form can be downloaded under "Documents" below. 


Please contact GTC Program Manager, Jody Binnix at [email protected]


Inner Loop East

Pre-Application Virtual Sessions

GTC staff will be available virtually the afternoons of Tuesday, September 29 and Tuesday, October 6, to meet one-on-one with applicants, answer questions about the process, and discuss potential proposals with interested parties.

Please click on the "Sign Up!" button below to reserve a timeslot. 


Sign Up!

Virtual Applicant Workshop Video

A video recording of the Pre-Application Workshop follows below for applicants to watch at their leisure. Applicants are encouraged to watch the video of the presentation ahead of applying for UPWP funding, especially if they are new to the UPWP process.