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.
Once you've reviewed the Designation Readiness Worksheet and read this Guide you might feel overwhelmed. As you prepare your nomination application or think about nominating your byway for national designation in the future, it is important to remember that there are four (4) core elements that you need to address:
the significance either regionally or nationally of the Intrinsic Quality(s) along your byway that merit national designation;
planning to support the preservation, enhancement and promotion of the Intrinsic Quality(s) along your route;
providing a quality visitor experience; and
sustainability in the form of community and organizational support to continue to preserve, enhance and promote your byway.