New Policy Considerations.
Restoring economic health and creating jobs through improvements in transportation infrastructure are among the highest priorities of the FHWA. In furtherance of these priorities, the FHWA will give priority consideration to projects and activities that create new jobs in the short-term and contribute to the economic competitiveness of the United States over the long-term. Applications are encouraged to explain how their project will contribute to increased employment and enhance economic competitiveness. In addition to a project's transportation and economic benefits, when allocating funds to carry out the discretionary programs, the FHWA will also give consideration to providing an equitable and geographic distribution of funds.
Greatest Strategic Benefit Criterion continued.
We will continue to give priority to those projects that provide the greatest strategic benefits. In particular, we have refined this criterion to give _specific priority to planning, safety, and infrastructure improvements to roadway facilities_ that have the greatest long-term strategic benefits.
DUNS number and CCR required
You must have a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number and an active Central Contractor Registration (CCR), and submit this information to your State/Indian tribe coordinator.
All supporting materials must be submitted in electronic format that can clearly be read.