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Memorandum

U.S. Department
of Transportation
Federal Highway
Administration

Subject: ACTION: Solicitation for FY 2012
Candidate Projects for 12 Discretionary Programs
Date: November 9, 2011
From: /s/Original signed by
Victor M. Mendez
Administrator
In Reply Refer To: HOA-1
To: Directors of Field Services
Division Administrators
Division Engineers
   

The purpose of this memorandum is to announce the FY 2012 solicitation for candidate projects for 12 discretionary grant programs. The Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2011, Part II (Extension Act), title I of Public Law 112-30, extended Federal-aid highway program funding through March 31, 2012. FHWA plans to award funding available for these programs under the six-month extension. If additional FY 2012 funding for these programs is provided, FHWA intends to subsequently award these additional program funds based upon responses to this solicitation, if merited by the applications that are received.

Listed below are the approximate amounts of funding currently available (including any carryover funding from previous years) for the 12 discretionary grant programs. The actual amount available for award in each program is subject to change pending final calculations of Federal-aid highway program funding distributions or any additional funding provided by Congress.

Delta Region Transportation Development - $4.7million
Ferry Boat - $22.2 million
Highways for Life - $9.5 million
Innovative Bridge Research and Deployment - up to $4.2 million
Interstate Maintenance - $47.3 million
National Historic Covered Bridge Preservation - $4.7 million
National Scenic Byways Program - $20.6 million
Public Lands Highways - $45 million
Rail Highway Crossing Elimination in High Speed Rail Corridors - $7.1 million
Transportation, Community and System Preservation - $29 million
Truck Parking Facilities - $2.9 million
Value Pricing Pilot Program - $6.9 million

By this notice, the FHWA is soliciting applications for these 12 programs for FY 2012 funding. Detailed information about each program and eligibility requirements can be found at http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/discretionary/.

Our goal is to put the currently available funding to work as quickly as possible to provide needed transportation improvements and support economic growth. To that end, FHWA is announcing this solicitation to advance these programs and put Americans back to work.

Eligible applicants will have until COB Friday, January 6, 2012, to submit their application(s) to the appropriate FHWA Office.

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