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2011 Discretionary Grant Programs

National Historic Covered Bridge Preservation Program

Description
The National Historic Covered Bridge Preservation program was authorized by Section 1804 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy For Users (SAFETEA-LU) Public Law 109-59, and has been reauthorized and continued for FY 2011. The NHCBP program provides for two types of projects. One type is a grant to assist States in carrying out the rehabilitation, repair, and/or preservation of historic covered bridges. Through these projects the safety of users are ensured by providing historic structures in a state of good repair. The other focuses on the research and education on and about historic covered bridges consequently providing improved means to restore and protect these structures.

This solicitation is only for project grant applications pertaining to the rehabilitation, repair, and/or preservation of historic covered bridges. For the purposes of the program, the term "historic covered bridge" means a covered bridge that is listed or eligible for listing on the National Register for Historic Places.

Eligible Government Entity / SAFETEA-LU and/or Title 23 Citation(s)
The Secretary shall make grants to States. (SAFETEA-LU §1804(c))

Estimated Amount Available for Grants*: $9,000,000
*Note: Actual amount available for award subject to reduction pending final obligation limitation distribution and lop-off calculation.

How to Apply

Application Deadline: June 3, 2011

FHWA Point of Contact
Everett Matias
Office of Bridge Technology
202-366-6712
Everett.Matias@dot.gov

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