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2012 Discretionary Grant Programs

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Public Lands Highways Discretionary (PLHD) Program


The Public Lands Highway Discretionary (PLHD) Program is described in 23 U.S.C. §§ 202, 203, and 204, and has been reauthorized and continued through March 31, 2012. The program is administered by the Federal Highway Administration's Federal Lands Highway Office. PLHD funds are available for any kind of transportation project eligible for assistance under Title 23, United States Code, that is within, adjacent to, or provides access to Federal lands or facilities. PLHD funds are available for transportation planning, research, engineering, and construction of the highways, roads, and parkways, and of transit facilities within the Federal public lands. PLHD funds are also available for operation and maintenance of transit facilities located on Federal public lands.

Entities Eligible to Apply for Funding

State departments of transportations may apply directly and, Federal Land Management Agencies, metropolitan planning organizations, local governments, and tribal governments may apply through States as sub-recipients. Under the provision of 23 U.S.C. § 202(b)(1)(A), the funds shall be allocated "among those States having unappropriated or unreserved public lands, nontaxable Indian lands or other Federal reservations, on the basis of need in such States." Since all of the States have some Federal lands, all are eligible to apply for PLHD funding.

Estimated Amount Available for Grants* $45,000,000

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

How to Apply

Application Deadline January 6, 2012

FHWA Point of Contact
Cindi Ptak
Office of Federal Lands Highway

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