Technical Assistance / Local Support
The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) (Public Law 117-58, also known as the “Bipartisan Infrastructure Law”) provides an unprecedented opportunity for local public agencies to gain direct access to Federal-aid funds to address transportation needs. FHWA is here to support local public agencies with technical assistance for planning, design, construction, preserving, and improving public roads and in the stewardship of Federal funds.
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FHWA Federal-aid Highway Division Office
The FHWA Federal-aid Highway Division Offices are the primary contact for States and local public agencies with FHWA. FHWA's Division Offices provide stewardship, guidance, best practices, and technical assistance with contributions from FHWA's Headquarters and technical program staff, as needed. They also ensure that the overall objectives of the Federal-aid Highway Program are met and the Federal financial resources are distributed in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. The Division Office should be the first place to reach out for assistance.
Office of Tribal TransportationThe Office of Tribal Transportation administers the Tribal Transportation Program and provides stewardship and oversight for direct funding agreements with 135 federally recognized Tribes and provides support for all FHWA activities affecting Tribal transportation. The Office of Tribal Transportation should be the first place for Tribes to reach out for assistance.
For information on new and existing highway and bridge transportation funding programs for which Tribes are eligible, please refer to the Transportation Funding Opportunities for Tribal Nations.
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Federal-aid Essentials for Local Public Agencies
The Federal-aid Essentials for Local Public Agencies is a transportation resource designed to help local agency professionals navigate the Federal-aid Highway Program. Federal-aid Essentials is structured for busy agency staff who want further understanding of Federal-aid policies, procedures, and practices.
Topics include: Federal-aid Program Overview, Finance, Right-of-Way, Environment, Civil Rights, Project Development, and Project Construction and Contract Administration.
USDOT Rural Opportunities to Use Transportation for Economic Success (ROUTES)
Rural Opportunities to Use Transportation for Economic Success (ROUTES) is an initiative to address disparities in rural transportation infrastructure. The USDOT has developed an Applicant Toolkit to support potential applicants in identifying and navigating USDOT discretionary grant funding opportunities for rural transportation projects.
FHWA’s Resource Center, Office of Innovation Implementation
The Resource Center operates as the primary source of technical assistance and technology deployment support to FHWA's Federal, State, and local partners. The FHWA Resource Center provides personalized technical assistance, customized training, and ongoing support; supports implementation of new innovations; and shares knowledge of national and international best practices.
Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP)
FHWA supports local and rural road agencies across the U.S. by providing training, technical assistance, and technology transfer services to help them manage and maintain their roadway systems through the Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP). There are 51 LTAP centers - one in each State and one serving Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
FHWA also provides e-learning resources on topics including safety, construction, and value capture.
Tribal Technical Assistance Program (TTAP)
The Tribal Technical Assistance Program (TTAP) provides comprehensive transportation training and technical assistance to Tribal communities, building skills and expertise to ensure the safety and maintenance of Tribal roads and the professional development of the Tribal transportation workforce.
National Highway Institute
The National Highway Institute (NHI), using the latest digital tools, adult learning research, and learning industry advancements, delivers a broad range of instructor-led and web-based training courses to build and maintain the professional capacity of the transportation workforce. One training course of note is entitled “Federal-Aid Highways – 101,” which introduces participants to the Federal-aid Highway Program (FAHP) and provides them with a basic understanding of the major aspects of the program.