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.
An activity related to the planning, design, or development of a State or Indian tribe scenic byway program, 23 U.S.C. 162(c)(1).
National Scenic Byways Program funds may be used to establish a State or Indian tribe scenic byway program.
National Scenic Byways Program funds may not be used for the ongoing administrative, operating or maintenance expenses of a State or Indian tribe scenic byway program (e.g., hosting and maintenance of a website, organizing and sponsoring annual promotional events or festivals, and costs associated with the fulfillment of individual information requests).
Planning, design and development of a State or Indian tribe scenic byway program includes:
Byway funds may be used for activities associated with assessing the economic impact of an individual byway or a statewide or Indian tribe scenic byway program.
Byway funds may be used for meeting materials, meeting facilities, equipment expenses, and speaker expenses directly related to State and Tribal technical assistance activities, including an annual State or Indian tribe scenic byway conference.
Entertainment and alcoholic beverages are not eligible for byway funds.
When considering how best to organize and prepare an application for an eligible project in the State and Indian tribe scenic byway program category, FHWA expects the applicant to consider and respond to the following questions:
Below are some tips for submitting a complete application for a project in the State and Indian Tribe Scenic Byway Programs category.
STATE AND INDIAN TRIBE SCENIC BYWAY PROGRAMS: Respond to the questions posed in item five of the Practices section - in the Narrative Section of the application.
MAP(s): Provide a map showing existing State or Indian tribe designated scenic byways (if possible, please include the addresses/intersections and GPS coordinates for the beginning and end points of the byway(s) such that the byway(s) can be located using basic mapping software) and discuss those routes in the Narrative Section of the electronic application. Provide GIS data for the byways if available.
PROGRAM REASSESSMENTS: A State or Indian tribe byway coordinator proposing major reassessment or reformulation of an existing byways program should include the following information in the Narrative Section of the electronic application: