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2012 Discretionary Grant Programs

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NATIONAL SCENIC BYWAYS PROGRAM

DISCRETIONARY GRANTSFOR FY2012

Description

The National Scenic Byways Program (NSBP) is authorized by 23 U.S.C. § 162, and has been reauthorized and continued through March 31, 2012. The NSBP recognizes roads having outstanding scenic, historic, cultural, natural, recreational, and archaeological qualities. NSBP funding supports projects that manage and protect these intrinsic qualities, interpret these qualities for visitors, and improve visitor facilities along byways.

Entities Eligible to Apply for Funding

States and Indian Tribes are eligible to apply for funding under the NSBP.

Additional information on the NSBP can be found at http://www.bywaysonline.org/.

Estimated Amount Available for Grants* $20,600,000

*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

Gary Jensen
Office of Planning, Environment, and Realty
202-366-2048
gary.jensen@dot.gov

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