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Summary of Apportionments, Rescissions, and Obligations, FY 1993 to 2015

This table shows the Recreational Trails Program funds available to the States, obligated (committed) for specific projects, and rescissions made in response to Congressional requirements to rescind Federal-aid highway program funds.

Definitions:

Allocation:
An administrative distribution of funds for programs that (usually) do not have statutory distribution formulas. Allocations usually are for discretionary programs. However, the National Recreational Trails Funding Program allocated funds to the States in FY 1993, 1996, and 1997 by statutory formula. There were no funds in FY 1992, 1994, or 1995.
Apportionment:
The distribution of funds as prescribed by a statutory formula. This table lists the amounts made available to States, after incorporating mandatory reductions taken across the entire Federal-aid highway program in FY 2002, 2003, and 2004. This table does not incorporate rescissions decided by the States.
Rescission:
Funds rescinded by the States from amounts available for apportionment. There were rescissions in FY 2001-2011, but no additional rescissions after 2012.
Obligation:
The Federal government's legal commitment (promise) to pay or reimburse the States or other entities for the Federal share of a project's eligible costs.
Obligational Authority:
The total amount of funds that may be obligated in a year. For the Federal-aid Highway Program this is comprised of the obligation limitation amount plus amounts for programs exempt from the limitation.
Obligation Limitation:
A restriction, or "ceiling" on the amount of Federal assistance that may be promised (obligated) during a specified time period. This is a statuatory budgetary control that does not affect the apportionment or allocation of funds. Rather, it controls the rate at which these funds may be used.
Obligation Rate:
Percent of obligations compared to the amount available (apportioned and allocated) to the State.
Summary of Apportionments, Rescissions, and Obligations, FY 1993 to 2015
State Apportionments
Before Rescissions
1993-2015
Total
Rescissions
2001-2011
Apportionments
After Rescissions
1993-2015
Obligations
1993-2015
Obligation
Rate Before
Rescissions
1993-2015
Obligation
Rate After
Rescissions
1993-2015
Alabama $25,295,481 -$210,196.00 $25,085,285 $25,067,787 99.10% 99.17%
Alaska 20,585,263 -3,072,264.06 17,512,999 15,885,376 77.17% 85.08%
Arizona 26,656,993 -349,915.97 26,307,077 17,612,339 66.07% 98.69%
Arkansas 21,435,318 -3,461,840.00 17,973,478 13,381,741 62.43% 83.85%
California 85,679,460 -11,478,160.16 74,201,300 55,431,604 64.70% 86.60%
Colorado 24,272,088 -914,218.86 23,357,869 19,071,047 78.57% 96.23%
Connecticut 14,580,390 -320,408.26 14,259,982 14,429,627 98.97% 97.80%
Delaware 13,335,325 -985,620.88 12,349,704 9,661,622 72.45% 92.61%
Dist. Columbia 12,191,828 -1,394,299.80 10,797,528 10,627,173 87.17% 88.56%
Florida 33,771,534 -3,416,875.00 30,354,659 28,988,877 85.84% 89.88%
Georgia 28,868,177 -1,270,481.00 27,597,696 23,122,565 80.10% 95.60%
Hawaii 13,915,071 -466,954.00 13,448,117 13,120,690 94.29% 96.64%
Idaho 22,552,129 -1,186,388.00 21,365,741 20,950,911 92.90% 94.74%
Illinois 27,381,419 -856,560.00 26,524,859 21,539,571 78.66% 96.87%
Indiana 19,408,891 -410,551.00 18,998,340 16,234,471 83.64% 97.88%
Iowa 20,508,273 -154,957.00 20,353,316 15,088,822 73.57% 99.24%
Kansas 18,904,934 -155,018.00 18,749,916 18,415,044 97.41% 99.18%
Kentucky 20,772,789 -151,531.00 20,621,258 16,374,985 78.83% 99.27%
Louisiana 24,457,046 -1,206,279.00 23,250,767 19,793,310 80.93% 95.07%
Maine 19,769,152 -1,501,784.73 18,267,367 16,673,204 84.34% 92.40%
Maryland 17,265,801 -343,732.00 16,922,069 16,691,806 96.68% 98.01%
Massachusetts 18,557,954 -2,978,467.25 15,579,487 12,044,754 64.90% 83.95%
Michigan 39,018,829 -289,200.00 38,729,629 35,826,669 91.82% 99.26%
Minnesota 31,818,872 -1,454,612.00 30,364,260 29,885,090 93.92% 95.43%
Mississippi 21,972,158 -465,666.00 21,506,492 21,052,727 95.82% 97.88%
Missouri 24,921,719 -717,389.64 24,204,329 22,810,357 91.53% 97.12%
Montana 21,927,801 -982,638.00 20,945,163 20,460,830 93.31% 95.52%
Nebraska 17,330,994 -1,131,183.84 16,199,810 14,720,720 84.94% 93.47%
Nevada 18,466,413 -848,175.09 17,618,238 16,432,965 88.99% 95.41%
New Hampshire 17,108,100 -429,000.00 16,679,100 13,999,070 81.83% 97.49%
New Jersey 19,927,372 -149,428.00 19,777,944 16,380,877 82.20% 99.25%
New Mexico 21,167,725 -1,212,114.94 19,955,610 14,107,507 66.65% 94.27%
New York 31,119,538 -3,805,274.00 27,314,264 22,190,600 71.31% 87.77%
North Carolina 26,163,904 -225,754.00 25,938,150 24,318,281 92.95% 99.14%
North Dakota 15,746,988 -623,916.11 15,123,072 14,112,969 89.62% 96.04%
Ohio 27,414,561 -1,751,609.44 25,662,952 23,294,713 84.97% 93.61%
Oklahoma 24,348,200 -189,936.00 24,158,264 22,352,766 91.80% 99.22%
Oregon 22,582,637 -1,311,349.37 21,271,288 18,656,121 82.61% 94.19%
Pennsylvania 29,478,136 -1,117,665.90 28,360,470 23,729,847 80.50% 96.21%
Puerto Rico 69,952 0.00 69,952 0 0.00% 100.00%
Rhode Island 13,098,082 -866,366.01 12,231,716 11,037,702 84.27% 93.39%
South Carolina 18,804,192 -746,790.64 18,057,401 15,478,831 82.32% 96.03%
South Dakota 16,000,953 -125,029.00 15,875,924 15,862,351 99.13% 99.22%
Tennessee * 23,567,001 -667,234.17 22,899,767 22,205,386 94.22% 97.17%
Texas 57,231,924 -3,762,632.46 53,469,292 47,389,773 82.80% 93.43%
Utah 21,721,732 -554,598.47 21,167,134 20,816,440 95.83% 97.45%
Vermont 15,155,486 -237,814.00 14,917,672 14,274,302 94.19% 98.43%
Virginia 23,853,906 -709,467.00 23,144,439 22,359,993 93.74% 97.03%
Washington 27,801,343 0.00 27,801,343 27,782,480 99.93% 100.00%
West Virginia 18,621,518 -736,173.65 17,885,344 14,360,472 77.12% 96.05%
Wisconsin 29,312,562 -195,960.00 29,116,602 26,564,977 90.63% 99.33%
Wyoming 19,926,520 -26,255.27 19,900,265 19,247,881 96.59% 99.87%
Total to States 1,226,098,711 -61,619,734.97 1,164,478,976 1,032,388,074 84.20% 94.97%

Federal-aid Transfers (23 U.S.C. 126)
States may transfer Federal-aid highway program funds among Federal-aid categories under 23 U.S.C. 126 (HTML / PDF). These transfers are not included in the apportionments listed in the Table above. States could transfer RTP funds from FY 1998 through 2012.

Funds transferred to the RTP become RTP funds for the purpose of obligation: this may result in an obligation rate greater than 100 percent. Funds transferred from the RTP are no longer available for obligation under the RTP. Use the transfer figures below to calculate the true obligation rate.

* For example: Tennessee transferred Transportation Enhancement (TE) funds to the RTP in several years: FY 2000: $448,112 / FY 2001: $661,701 / FY 2002: $790,617 / FY 2003: $225,547 / FY 2007: $100,000 / FY 2008: $277,778 / TOTAL: $2,503,755. After accounting for these transfers: Tennessee's funds available before rescissions would be $17,568,200; obligation rate of 107.72%. Tennessee's funds available after rescissions would be $16,900,965.83; obligation rate of 112.71%.

Other States also have transferred funds to or from the RTP.

FY 2003: Michigan transferred from RTP to STP Flexible: $120,000 (FY 2003 funds)
FY 2005: Illinois transferred from RTP to STP Flexible: $463,179.34 (FY 2003 funds)
FY 2006: Alaska transferred from RTP to Alaska Marine Highway: $187,280.08 ($111,403.85 in FY 2003 funds; $75,876.23 in FY 2004 funds).
Nevada transferred from RTP to STP Flexible: $80,000 (FY 2005 funds)
FY 2008: New York transferred from RTP to STP Flexible: $90,843.00 (FY 2003 funds)
FY 2009: Connecticut transferred from STP Flexible to RTP: $112,271.00.
Nebraska transferred from NHS to RTP: $333,146.00.
New York transferred from RTP to STP Flexible: $74,197.00 ($28,000 in FY 2004 funds, $46,197 in FY 2003 funds).
Oregon transferred from STP TE funds to RTP: $625,000.00
FY 2010: Connecticut transferred from STP Flexible to RTP: $112,271.00.
Indiana transferred from STP TE to RTP: $284,354.00.
Oklahoma transferred from RTP to BR REP and REH: $0.60
FY 2011: Nebraska transferred from STP TE to RTP: $701,020.00.
New York transferred from RTP to STP Flexible: $62,265.00.

Notes:

Revised March 21, 2006, pursuant to a 1 percent across-the-board rescission contained in Division B, Chapter 8, section 3801 of the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006, Pub. L. No. 109-148. See the Apportionment Notice at http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/legsregs/directives/notices/n4510595.htm.

The State DOTs may limit the amount of the RTP Apportionment available for obligation in a given fiscal year. See the RTP guidance on Obligation Limitation.

The Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 (ISTEA) established the National Recreational Trails Funding Program as a formula allocation program, subject to annual appropriations. Funds were provided in FY 1993, 1996, and 1997 through FHWA's administrative funds. Puerto Rico only met eligibility requirements in FY 1993. There were no funds available in FY 1994 or 1995.

The Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21) established the Recreational Trails Program (RTP) as a formula apportioned program with contract authority for FY 1998-2003. FY 2003 Apportionments had a 0.65% reduction required by the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2003 (P. L. 108-7).

*FY 2004 Apportionments were calculated based on a $60 million program. They had a 0.59% reduction required by the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2004 (P.L. 108-199), but include the Restoration of FY 2004 Funds pursuant to section 13 of the Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2004, Part V, P.L. 108-310.

The Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) authorized RTP apportionments for FY 2005-2009.

Please see the following Notices:


For 1993-1997, FHWA was allowed up to 3% for administration. For 1998-2003, FHWA received up to 1.5% for administration (with FY 2003 subject to a 0.65% reduction). For 2004, FHWA received $750,000 for administration (subject to a 0.59% reduction). For FY 2005-2009, FHWA is authorized for $840,000 per year. The FY 2007 amount includes an additional $14,587 from FY 2007 Revenue Aligned Budget Authority allocation per 23 U.S.C. 110(b).

Updated: 12/15/2015
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