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2012 Discretionary Grant Programs

This collection of information is required to obtain benefits authorized in Public Law 109-59, Section 1804 and will be used to award projects for the National Historic Covered Bridge Preservation Program. Public reporting burden is estimated to average 3.5 hours per response, including the time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information. Information provided will be used only for project award assessment and for the purpose of administering the National Historic Covered Bridge Preservation Program. The information will be treated as confidential and will not be used for any purposes outside of the specified program.  Please note that an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB)  control number.  The OMB control number for this collection is 2125-0609.  This collection will expire on April 30, 2013.  Send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden to: Information Collection Clearance Officer, Federal Highway Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20590.

National Historic Covered Bridge Preservation Program


The National Historic Covered Bridge Preservation (NHCBP) program is authorized in section 1804 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy For Users (SAFETEA-LU, Pub. L. 109-59), and has been reauthorized and continued through March 31, 2012. The NHCBP program provides: (1) grants to assist States in carrying out the rehabilitation, repair, and/or preservation of historic covered bridges, helping to keep these historic structures in a state of good repair; and (2) funds for research and education on and about historic covered bridges, 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.  

Entities Eligible to Apply for Funding

States are eligible for NHCBP discretionary grants.

Estimated Amount Available for Grants* $4,700,000

* Note: Actual amount available for award subject to reduction pending final obligation limitation distribution and lop-off calculation.

How to Apply

Application Deadline January 6, 2012

FHWA Point of Contact

Everett Matias
Office of Bridge Technology

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