U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
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Washington, DC 20590
This notice announces the availability of funding for Accelerated Innovation Deployment (AID) Demonstration. Currently, FHWA is requesting comments on the content of this notice. All comments must be received on or before November 22, 2013. FHWA will take all comments into consideration and publish a final notice of funding availability.
Click here to view the Notice of Funding Availability; request for comments.
On November 13, 2013 there was a webinar on the Accelerated Innovation Deployment (AID) Demonstration: Interim Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) and Request for Comments
Presenter: Ewa Flom
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
Section 503(c)(1) specifies the following TIDP goals:
The AID Demonstration provides funding as an incentive for eligible entities to accelerate the implementation and adoption of innovation in highway transportation.
The AID Demonstration is one aspect of the multi-faceted TIDP approach. Entities eligible to apply are State DOTs, Federal Land Management Agencies, and tribal governments. Consistent with other FHWA funding provided to tribes, only federally recognized tribes identified on the list of “Indian Entities Recognized and Eligible to Receive Services from the Bureau of Indian Affairs” (published at 77 FR 47868) are eligible to apply. Metropolitan planning organizations and local governments may apply through State DOTs as sub-recipients. Applicants must submit applications electronically through Grants.gov.
The AID Demonstration funds are available for any project eligible for assistance under title 23, United States Code. The FHWA expects to award AID Demonstration funds to multiple projects in each fiscal year. Eligible projects may involve any aspect of highway transportation that address the TIDP goals (mentioned in the TDIP section above). Projects eligible for funding shall include proven innovative practices or technologies, including infrastructure and non-infrastructure strategies or activities, which the applicant or sub-recipient intends to implement and adopt as a significant improvement from the applicant’s or the sub-recipient’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.
After final NOFA is published, applications for AID Demonstration funding must be submitted through Grants.gov
Applicants will need to register with Grants.gov to apply.
To learn more about the Registration Process click here.
Projects will be shown in this section as TIPD AID Demonstration funds are awarded.