FHWA Soliciting Applications for 11 Grant Programs
In 2011, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is soliciting applications for 11 grant programs totaling an estimated $430 million. These grants will support projects that work to improve safety, maintain a state of good repair, and make communities more livable.
In previous years, some funding for these grant programs was designated by Congress and the remainder was discretionary and awarded through a competitive process. In the Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 budget passed in April, Congress directed that all funds were discretionary. The FHWA administers discretionary programs through its various offices. These discretionary programs represent special funding categories where FHWA solicits for candidates and selects projects for funding based on applications received. Each program has its own eligibility and selection criteria that are established by law, by regulation, or administratively. Descriptions for each program, along with selection criteria, are available below.
All applications are due to local FHWA Division Offices by June 3, 2011. Contact information for each local FHWA Division Office can be found at http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/about/field.cfm. Please see http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/discretionary/ for more details on each of the programs and how states and MPOs can apply. Note, in particular, that the Transportation, Community, and System Preservation is open to local and tribal governments to integrate transportation, community, and system preservation plans and practices.
For further information, contact Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Region 10ís†Linda Gehrke at (206) 220-4463 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.