There are two main roles and responsibilities for the FHWA NSB Staff and Division Office:
FHWA NSB staff prepares decision materials for use by the U.S. Secretary of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administrator who select projects for funding. FHWA NSB Staff also oversee budget and financial accounts for the program. For questions on the application process, project eligibility, schedule, and general application content, an applicant's first point of contact should be her/his State's byway coordinator. For further assistance, an applicant may contact a member of the National Scenic Byways Program staff.
Nominations must be submitted to FHWA by a State, an Indian tribe, or a Federal land management agency. Therefore, when considering nominating a road for national designation, applicants are encouraged to work with their State byway coordinator, Indian tribe byway coordinator or Federal land management agency contact to determine the feasibility of preparing a successful application.