Extension of Local Labor Hiring Preference Pilot Program (extended to March 6, 2022)
From: Stephanos, Peter (FHWA)
Sent: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 7:51 PM
Subject: INFORMATION: Extension of Local Labor Hiring Preference Pilot Program (extended to March 6, 2022)
To the attention of all Federal-aid Division Office Leadership
For your information
The US DOT published a notice today in the Federal Register to extend the local labor hiring preference pilot (LLHPP) Contracting Initiative for a period of 5 years to run through March 6, 2022. This pilot enables FHWA or FTA grantees, including states and local recipients and subrecipients, to utilize social and/or economic contracting requirements to evaluate the impacts to the competitive bidding process. The pilot program focuses on local or other geographic labor hiring preferences, economic-based labor hiring preferences (i.e., low-income workers), and labor hiring preferences for veterans. I encourage you to make your state partners aware of this extension.
Recipients and subrecipients should follow the application process described in the March 6, 2015, Federal Register notice (80 FR 12257) except that recipients and subrecipients must also include the required certifications from Section 192 of the FY 2016 Appropriations Act. See Tom Everett's January 8, 2016 Transmittal email on 'the FY 2016 Appropriations Act' and Local Labor Hiring Preference Provisions for more information.
This Office will soon update the Local Labor Hiring Pilot Program webpage to reflect these changes.
Please contact Jerry Yakowenko (202-366-1562), John Huyer (651-291-6111), or Norm Stoner (217-502-9215) with any questions.