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2011 Discretionary Grant Programs

Highways for LIFE (HfL)

The incentive grants for the Demonstration Construction Project element under the Highways for LIFE (HfL) Pilot Program have been increased to $2,000,000, or waive the matching requirement to allow 100-percent Federal-aid funding for projects. The purpose of these incentives is to encourage the States to build projects that use proven innovations that are infrequently used to accelerate the deployment and implementation process of innovation and shall not be used as a supplemental funding source.

This solicitation for FY 2011 is a great opportunity to encourage your State to use the appropriate innovations promoted in the Every Day Counts Accelerating Innovation and Technology Deployment and Shortening Project Delivery initiatives.

Eligible Government Entity / SAFETEA-LU and/or Title 23 Citation(s)
For Demonstration Construction Projects , grants are only made to the States. (SAFETEA- LU §§1502(b)).

Estimated Amount Available for Grants*: $20,000,000
*Note: Actual amount available for award subject to reduction pending final obligation limitation distribution and lop-off calculation.

How to Apply

The state transportation agencies must submit all applications to their FHWA Division Office. The division office will forward the State's application and provide a recommendation memorandum to the HfL office with information that:

Application Deadline: June 3, 2011

FHWA Point of Contact
Mary Huie
Highways for LIFE

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