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Appendix C: Data Sources and Limitations

General data on the total number and dollar amount of grants are taken from published National Scenic Byways Program reports. However, most of the information presented and analyzed in this report is based on review by staff of Multimedia Data Services Corporation of individual grant applications that were funded between 1999 and 2006. Data taken directly from these applications include the following:

In addition, project eligibility categories and work product categories were characterized based on a detailed review of grant applications for the 2001 through 2006 funding cycles.

Maps were based on GIS data maintained by MDSC under a contract to the Federal Highway Administration, and on analysis of additional GIS data available from various governmental and public sources.

The data are subject to a number of limitations:

As noted in this report and elsewhere, consideration should be given to (a) modifying the grant application to capture additional project information, and (b) monitoring projects following the grant award to completion.

Updated: 09/03/2013
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