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NATIONAL SCENIC BYWAYS PROGRAM
The program recognizes roads having outstanding scenic, historic, cultural, natural, recreational, and archaeological qualities and provides for designation of these roads as National Scenic Byways, All-American Roads or America's Byways.
SAFETEA-LU Section(s): 1101(a)(12), 1802
Funded by contract authority, to remain available for 4 years. Funds are subject to the overall Federal-aid obligation limitation.
Grants and technical assistance are provided to States and Indian tribes to implement projects on highways designated as National Scenic Byways, All-American Roads, America's Byways, State scenic or Indian tribe scenic byways; and to plan, design, and develop a State or Indian tribe scenic byway program.
Eligible Use of Funds
Funds shall be available for:
Passing lanes are no longer an eligible use of funds.
The Federal share remains at 80 percent. A Federal land management agency may use agency funds as the non-Federal share.
America's Byways Resource Center
The Center provides technical support and conduct educational activities for National Scenic Byways, All-American Roads, and America's Byways. Funds are available to provide proactive, technical and on-site assistance that includes training, communications, publications, conferences, meetings, and other appropriate assistance to local officials and organizations associated with the byways program. Funding provided by authorizations of $1.5 M for FY 2005 and $3 M for each FY 2006 – 2009. Funds are available until expended, and subject to the overall Federal-aid obligation limitation. Federal share is 100 percent. Funds are not transferable.