The Secretary of Transportation determines projects to be funded.
The Secretary's office notifies Congress following the selection of projects for funding.
FHWA headquarters staff notifies FHWA division office byway contacts and posts grant awards on the http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/hep/scenic_byways/ website.
FHWA prepares and distributes an allocation memo upon notification by the division that projects are ready to obligate. The allocation memo includes the necessary Federal accounting codes for posting funds in the Federal Management Information System (FMIS).