Coordinated Border Infrastructure Program
The NCPD/CBI program has provided $1,041,461,627 in project awards over its life. Awards were to a wide variety of projects, which follows the wide eligibility in the TEA-21 provisions that govern the program. There are several noteworthy trends and several overall findings.
- The NCPD/CBI changed character from one in which projects were selected by the Department of Transportation to one in which projects were designated by Congress.
- Congress added significant funding beyond TEA-21 authorized amounts in the last two years of the NCPD/CBI program.
- A decreasing percentage of the program awards have gone for border projects in the later years of the program.
- There remains a large demand for these programs.
- NCPD/CBI funds have been awarded to a wide variety of projects in 48 States.
- Almost 40% of total allocations, FY 99-03, were concentrated on five States: West Virginia , Texas , Kentucky , California and Washington .
- There have been some notable successes.
- The NCPD/CBI program has encouraged multistate planning, an activity that is not typically supported by the formula funding programs. Although multistate awards tapered off with Congressional designation, the NCPD/CBI program remains one of the chief sources for this kind of activity.