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Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-07-013
Date: May 2007
The Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Highways for LIFE (HfL) program is now accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2008 demonstration construction projects.
A State transportation department can apply for HfL funding for a highway project if the project constructs, reconstructs, or rehabilitates a route or connection on an eligible Federal-aid highway and uses innovative technologies, manufacturing processes, financing, or contracting methods. The innovative technology, process, or method must be one that the State has never before or rarely used and must meet performance goals for safety, congestion, and quality. The proposed innovations must also be available and ready for use. Additional consideration will be given to projects that propose to use performance contracting to achieve the HfL performance goals.
The HfL funding allocated for a project may be up to 20 percent, but not more than $1 million, of the total project cost.
Highway projects in Iowa, Minnesota, and South Carolina were selected as recipients of the 2006 HfL program grants (see December 2006 Focus). Recipients of the 2007 grants are expected to be announced in May.
For FY 2008, applications must be submitted to FHWA's State division offices. As the division offices must review and send applications to the HfL program by July 16, 2007, agencies should check with their local division office to determine the deadline for submitting applications. The application form is available on the HfL Web site at www.fhwa.dot.gov/hfl (look under "What's New" and then select "Solicitation for FY 2008 Highways for LIFE Demonstration Construction Projects"). For more information, contact your local FHWA division office. For additional information on HfL, contact Mary Huie at FHWA, 202-366-3039 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
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