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.
Find Your Local Federal Highway Office
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.
Find Technical Support and Training for Your Projects
The DOT Navigator is a new resource to help communities understand the best ways to apply for grants, and to plan for and delivery transformative infrastructure projects and services. Whether it's the first time you're applying for a DOT grant or you're looking for more technical details and guidance, the DOT Navigator can help you get started.
FHWA Resource Center
The Resource Center is the primary source of technical assistance and technology deployment support to FHWA's Federal, State, and local partners. It provides personalized technical assistance, customized training, and ongoing support; supports implementation of new innovations; and shares knowledge of national and international best practices.
The funding tab includes the funding apportioned (distributed) to States based on formulas specified in Federal law. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law also provides funding through competitive grant programs. For competitive program opportunities available to States, MPOs, Local governments, Federal Lands Management agencies, among others, refer to the competitive grant programs matrix.
For information on new and existing highway and bridge transportation funding programs for which Tribes are eligible, please refer to Transportation Funding Opportunities for Tribal Nations.
FHWA invites you to participate in informational webinars. A list of past webinars with links to the presentations/recordings is available here.
FHWA develops program fact sheets that list key information including purpose, Federal share, eligible activities, project selection, among other key information.
for Local Public Agencies
The Federal-aid Essentials for Local Public Agencies features practical information designed to help local agency professionals navigate all facets of the Federal-aid Highway Program.
National Highway Institute
The National Highway Institute (NHI) 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 “Federal-Aid Highways – 101,” which introduces participants to the Federal-aid Highway Program and provides them with a basic understanding of the major aspects of the program.
Local Technical Assistance
FHWA supports local and rural road agencies by providing training, technical assistance, and technology transfer services to help them manage and maintain their roadway systems through the Local Technical Assistance Program. There are 51 LTAP centers - one in each State and one serving Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
Tribal Technical Assistance
The Tribal Technical Assistance Program 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.
FHWA has awarded Six Tribal Technical Assistance Program Cooperative Agreements to re-establish regional Tribal Technical Assistance Program (TTAP) centers across the country. The centers will assist Tribal communities as they seek to access $3 billion in Tribal Transportation Program Funding made available by President Biden's infrastructure package, as well as additional Federal funding opportunities. For additional information on TTAP Centers, please visit: FHWA - Center for Local Aid Support - TTAP (dot.gov).
USDOT Rural Opportunities to
Use Transportation for
Economic Success (ROUTES)
Rural Opportunities to Use Transportation for Economic Success supports potential applicants in identifying and navigating USDOT discretionary grant funding opportunities for rural transportation projects.