Future Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP2) Implementation
The purpose of this program is to promote research results and products developed under the future strategic highway research program administered by the Transportation Research Board (TRB) of the National Academy of Sciences.
Statutory citation(s): MAP-21 §§ 52003, 52005, 23 USC 503, 23 USC 505
Funding for the program may come from two sources:
SHRP2 implementation is an eligible activity under the Technology and Innovation Deployment Program (TIDP) in each of FYs 2013 and 2014. These funds are contract authority from the Highway Account of the Highway Trust Fund. Funds are available until expended. At the request of a State, the Secretary may transfer funds apportioned or allocated to that State to another State or to FHWA to fund research, development and technology transfer activities of mutual interest on a pooled fund basis. Funds are subject to the overall Federal-aid obligation limitation and the obligation limitation associated with these funds is available for four fiscal years. Funds from this source may be used for administrative costs.
Additionally, the States may make available a percentage of their State Planning and Research (SP&R) funds to the Secretary to supplement funding of the program if the percentage to be made available is agreed upon by ¾ of the States.
The activities carried out under the program will be based on the report submitted to Congress by the TRB on the strategies and administrative structure to be used for implementation of F-SHRP results.
For TIDP funds, the Federal share for cooperative research and development agreements shall be 80%, unless otherwise determined by the Secretary.
For SP&R funds, the Federal share is 80% unless the Secretary determines that the interests of the Federal-aid highway program would be best served by decreasing or eliminating the non-Federal share.