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UPWP Funding Overview

The Genesee Transportation Council (GTC) is accepting applications for transportation planning funding requests through the 2024-2025 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. The upcoming UPWP covers the 2024-2025 fiscal year, which extends from April 1, 2024 to March 31, 2025.

GTC expects approximately $850,000 of federal transportation planning funds will be available for the upcoming fiscal year. Funding for successful applicants will become available after April 1, 2024. 

Transportation planning funds are available regarding three 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

UPWP funds can only be used for concept-level planning, analysis, and design initiatives. UPWP funds cannot be used for property acquisition, site preparation, preliminary engineering, detailed design, operations and management, and/or construction projects.

Who can apply?

· Any municipality in the nine-county GTC planning region

· GTC member agencies

· Other organizations with the sponsorship of a local municipality

How to apply?

· Watch the Virtual Applicant Workshop video.

· Download the application form and become familiar with the partnership guidelines, 

· Submit your project idea to GTC by the October 13, 2023 - 4 PM deadline.

Need more information? 

GTC staff are available to assist you with developing your project application. Please contact GTC Program Manager, Jody Binnix at with any questions regarding the UPWP application process. 

Visit the GTC UPWP webpage or search an inventory of past Plans and Studies to learn more about the program. 

What happens next?

The initial review of proposals is conducted by the UPWP Development Committee (UDC), consisting of representatives from the Regional Core counties (Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, and Wayne), City of Rochester, New York State Department of Transportation, Rochester Genesee Regional Transportation Authority, and Genesee/Finger Lakes Regional Planning Council. The UDC is facilitated by GTC staff and recommends projects to the GTC Planning Committee, which approves a draft program of projects for public review. Final project selection is made by the GTC Board, taking into consideration Planning Committee recommendations and public comments. Following Board approval, planning funds for new projects will be released after April 1, 2024. Following approval of the UPWP, GTC staff will assign a project liaison to work with each sponsor to implement the project. 

Application Form


Download the 2024-25 fillable application form



Application Deadline: Friday, October 13, 2023 at 4 PM

Call for Project Partnership Guidelines

Download the 2024-25 Partnership Guidelines 



Review and comment on the draft 2024-2025 UPWP until February 14, 2024. 
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Virtual Applicant Workshop Video

Applicants are strongly encouraged to watch this short the Applicant Workshop Video before applying for UPWP funding. Find out more about the 2024-2025 funding cycle and learn more about the UPWP process. 

Pre-Application Virtual Sessions

GTC staff will be available virtually to meet individually with applicants on Tuesday, September 19 and Tuesday, September 26, 2023, to discuss potential proposals, and answer questions about the process. 

Contact Jody Binnix at or 585-232-6240 x218 to make an appointment. 

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The final report cover from a recently completed transportation planning study completed in 2023.  The Town of Webster, in cooperation with the Webster Economic  Development Alliance, pursued a revitalization plan to strengthen the identity of the West Webster Hamlet as a neighborhood center. This plan addressed two geographic areas including both the West Webster Hamlet and the  adjacent Route 404/Empire Boulevard Corridor. The primary objective of this plan was to identify strategies and recommendations to improve pedestrian safety and bolster economic opportunities in the Hamlet.