Please Note: Because the National Scenic Byways Program is no longer funded, FHWA is no longer soliciting grant applications. Without funding for the Program, FHWA will not be moving forward with another round of designations of America's Byways® at this time.
The National Scenic Byways Program, as part of the Federal-aid Highway Program, is administered through the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration. Funding is authorized through a surface transportation bill for the program to administer grants to the States and Indian tribes. Congress also passes the annual appropriation of funds, providing the actual cash to reimburse grant project expenditures and limiting the overall yearly obligation of highway funding. State and Indian tribal byway program coordinators should have a basic understanding of the flow of Federal funds and their general responsibilities in administering these funds. It is important to understand what divisions within your State/tribe help administer these funds.
The specific links that support the flow of Federal funds through the Creation, Authorization, Appropriation and Obligation of a bill and therefore funding are:
Other resources links:
Below are the links to Title 23 and 49 that are mentioned throughout this module.