U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
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Washington, DC 20590
The AID Demonstration provides funding as an incentive for eligible entities to accelerate the implementation and adoption of innovation in highway transportation.
FHWA encourages the use of AID Demonstration to promote the deployment of the Every Day Counts (EDC) initiatives, which provides ways of improving the work of highway planning, design, construction and operation.
The AID program is one aspect of the multi-faceted Technology and Innovation Deployment Program (TIDP) approach providing funding and other resources to offset the risk of trying an innovation.
The AID Demonstration funds are available for any project eligible for assistance under title 23, United States Code. An eligible project may involve any aspect of highway transportation that addresses the TIDP goals. Projects eligible for funding shall include proven innovative practices or technologies such as those included in the EDC initiative. Innovations may include infrastructure and non-infrastructure strategies or activities, which the applicant or the subrecipient intends to implement and adopt as a significant improvement from the applicant's or the subrecipient's conventional practice.
States are also encouraged to use Section 1304 of MAP-21 "Innovative Project Delivery Methods" (23 U.S.C. 120(c)(3)) to increase the Federal share on these projects by up to 5 percent. Information on the "Innovative Project Delivery Methods" provision is available at http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/map21/qandas/qaipd.cfm.
On a rolling basis, FHWA will award AID Demonstration funds to multiple projects that meet the criteria for eligibility, requirements, and selection. Information on awarded projects will be posted on this webpage in the "current projects" section.
Subject to the number of eligible applications and the availability of funds, awards are limited to:
Eligibility and Requirements
The following entities are eligible to apply for the AID Demonstration funding through Grants.gov:
The applicant must indicate willingness to:
Award recipient must:
*The FHWA encourages the use of innovations included in the Every Day Counts (EDC) initiative. Examples and benefits of EDC innovations are included on the EDC website at http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/everydaycounts/.
Please use this document as a reference that elaborates and provides additional guidance on the AID Demonstration Program.
Here is the presentation used in the webinar.
Please check the NOFA to learn more about the selection criteria, application requirements and evaluation process.
The final NOFA published on February 19, 2014 requests grant applications for the AID Demonstration. The final notice also announces selection criteria, application requirements, and technical assistance with grants.gov during the grant solicitation period for the AID Demonstration.
TIDP includes three initiatives: accelerated innovation deployment (AID), future strategic highway research program (SHRP 2), and accelerated implementation and deployment of pavement technologies. The TIDP relates to all aspects of highway transportation including planning, financing, operation, structures, materials, pavements, environment, and construction. Full Text
TIDP provides technical assistance to researchers, developers, and deployers and assists with development of improved tools and methods to accelerate the adoption of proven innovative practices and technologies as standard practices. Per Section 52003 of MAP-21and 503(c) of 23 U.S.C., the following are the TIDP goals:
Information on projects awarded AID Demonstration grant funding to date.
AID Demonstration Award Recipient Provides Opportunity for Others to Learn About Innovations
The Dickinson County Road Commission is sharing their experience with hot–in–place (HIP) recycled pavement and warm mix asphalt (WMA) innovations as part of their Accelerated Innovation Deployment (AID) Demonstration project on Pine Mountain Road – Westwood Avenue in the city of Kingsford, Michigan. The HIP recycled pavement and WMA innovations are cost effective, more environmentally friendly, and save time. On August 26, 51 local & state officials representing Michigan DOT and various counties, cities, and villages in both Michigan & Wisconsin came to view the project and learn about the process. Read more of the local news story
Memorial Bridge “Living Bridge” Project is Growing
The Memorial Bridge connecting Portsmouth, New Hampshire and Kittery, Maine may soon become a benchmark for assessing the long-term condition of transportation infrastructure. Read more
Applications for AID Demonstration funding must be submitted through Grants.gov
Applicants need to be registered with Grants.gov to apply. For information on the Grants.gov Registration Process click here
A complete AID Demonstration application consists of:
Apply at grants.gov
Search for FHWA-2013-0048
Two references for Applicants:
Here are two tools to help applicants complete the AID Demonstration application:
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