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Summary of Apportionments, Rescissions, and Obligations, FY 1993 to 2017

This table shows the Recreational Trails Program funds available to the States, obligated (committed) for specific projects, and rescissions made in response to Congressional requirements to rescind Federal-aid highway program funds.

Definitions:

Allocation:
An administrative distribution of funds for programs that (usually) do not have statutory distribution formulas. Allocations usually are for discretionary programs. However, the National Recreational Trails Funding Program allocated funds to the States in FY 1993, 1996, and 1997 by statutory formula. There were no funds in FY 1992, 1994, or 1995.
Apportionment:
The distribution of funds as prescribed by a statutory formula. This table lists the amounts made available to States, after incorporating mandatory reductions taken across the entire Federal-aid highway program in FY 2002, 2003, and 2004. This table does not incorporate rescissions decided by the States.
Rescission:
Funds rescinded by the States from amounts available for apportionment. There were rescissions in FY 2001-2011, but no additional rescissions after 2012.
Obligation:
The Federal government's legal commitment (promise) to pay or reimburse the States or other entities for the Federal share of a project's eligible costs.
Obligational Authority:
The total amount of funds that may be obligated in a year. For the Federal-aid Highway Program this is comprised of the obligation limitation amount plus amounts for programs exempt from the limitation.
Obligation Limitation:
A restriction, or "ceiling" on the amount of Federal assistance that may be promised (obligated) during a specified time period. This is a statuatory budgetary control that does not affect the apportionment or allocation of funds. Rather, it controls the rate at which these funds may be used.
Obligation Rate:
Percent of obligations compared to the amount available (apportioned and allocated) to the State.
Summary of Apportionments, Rescissions, and Obligations, FY 1993 to 201 7
State Apportionments
Before Rescissions
1993-2017
Total
Rescissions
2001-2011
Apportionments
After Rescissions
1993-2017
Obligations
1993-2016
Obligation
Rate Before
Rescissions
1993-2017
Obligation
Rate After
Rescissions
1993-2017
Alabama $28,760,059 -$210,196.00 $28,549,863 $26,787,565 93.14% 93.83%
Alaska 23,610,549 -3,072,264.06 20,538,285 16,995,295 71.98% 82.75%
Arizona 30,488,021 -349,915.97 30,138,105 19,046,543 62.47% 63.20%
Arkansas 24,393,376 -3,461,840.00 20,931,536 14,858,301 60.91% 70.99%
California 97,076,714 -11,478,160.16 85,598,554 65,000,818 66.96% 75.94%
Colorado 27,423,558 -914,218.86 26,509,339 20,203,766 73.67% 76.21%
Connecticut 14,580,390 -320,408.26 14,259,982 14,474,902 99.28% 101.51%
Delaware 15,128,571 -985,620.88 14,142,950 11,444,024 75.65% 80.92%
Dist. Columbia 13,825,522 -1,394,299.80 12,431,222 10,113,357 73.15% 81.35%
Florida 38,924,548 -3,416,875.00 35,507,673 31,565,384 81.09% 88.90%
Georgia 32,313,649 -1,270,481.00 31,043,168 24,125,841 74.66% 77.72%
Hawaii 15,816,789 -466,954.00 15,349,835 14,149,370 89.46% 92.18%
Idaho 25,939,037 -1,186,388.00 24,752,649 22,644,365 87.30% 91.48%
Illinois 30,401,507 -856,560.00 29,544,947 22,990,686 75.62% 77.82%
Indiana 21,788,275 -410,551.00 21,377,724 17,353,466 79.65% 81.18%
Iowa 23,230,411 -154,957.00 23,075,454 16,225,627 69.85% 70.32%
Kansas 21,645,748 -155,018.00 21,490,730 19,719,619 91.10% 91.76%
Kentucky 23,593,091 -151,531.00 23,441,560 17,783,653 75.38% 75.86%
Louisiana 27,461,980 -1,206,279.00 26,255,701 20,479,785 74.58% 78.00%
Maine 22,625,780 -1,501,784.73 21,123,995 17,611,204 77.84% 83.37%
Maryland 19,490,569 -343,732.00 19,146,837 17,804,190 91.35% 92.99%
Massachusetts 20,907,678 -2,978,467.25 17,929,211 13,217,266 63.22% 73.72%
Michigan 44,669,659 -289,200.00 44,380,459 38,571,731 86.35% 86.91%
Minnesota 36,602,648 -1,454,612.00 35,148,036 32,157,151 87.85% 91.49%
Mississippi 24,668,768 -465,666.00 24,203,102 20,978,644 85.04% 86.68%
Missouri 28,215,249 -717,389.64 27,497,859 22,971,680 81.42% 83.54%
Montana 25,109,077 -982,638.00 24,126,439 22,051,468 87.82% 91.40%
Nebraska 19,741,420 -1,131,183.84 18,610,236 15,961,284 80.85% 85.77%
Nevada 21,155,153 -848,175.09 20,306,978 17,902,984 84.63% 88.16%
New Hampshire 19,618,630 -429,000.00 19,189,630 15,514,600 79.08% 80.85%
New Jersey 22,356,350 -149,428.00 22,206,922 18,643,761 83.39% 83.95%
New Mexico 23,998,79 -1,212,114.94 22,786,676 15,640,897 #VALUE! 68.64%
New York 35,484,558 -3,805,274.00 31,679,284 22,681,282 63.92% 71.60%
North Carolina 29,358,752 -225,754.00 29,132,998 24,547,521 83.61% 84.26%
North Dakota 17,988,112 -623,916.11 17,364,196 15,121,475 84.06% 87.08%
Ohio 30,724,825 -1,751,609.44 28,973,216 24,629,403 80.16% 85.01%
Oklahoma 27,886,624 -189,936.00 27,696,688 25,296,553 90.71% 91.33%
Oregon 25,770,739 -1,311,349.37 24,459,390 19,029,256 73.84% 77.80%
Pennsylvania 33,420,842 -1,117,665.90 32,303,176 25,729,832 76.99% 79.65%
Puerto Rico 69,952 0.00 69,952 0 0.00% 0.00%
Rhode Island 14,810,850 -866,366.01 13,944,484 11,037,702 74.52% 79.15%
South Carolina 21,202,408 -746,790.64 20,455,617 15,663,831 73.88% 76.57%
South Dakota 18,252,595 -125,029.00 18,127,566 16,505,272 90.43% 91.05%
Tennessee * 26,815,415 -667,234.17 26,148,181 23,291,527 86.86% 89.08%
Texas 65,141,672 -3,762,632.46 61,379,040 48,682,600 74.73% 79.31%
Utah 24,814,198 -554,598.47 24,259,600 21,535,910 86.79% 88.77%
Vermont 17,190,946 -237,814.00 16,953,132 15,214,684 88.50% 89.75%
Virginia 26,877,684 -709,467.00 26,168,217 22,024,071 81.94% 84.16%
Washington 31,536,157 0.00 31,536,157 29,649,887 94.02% 94.02%
West Virginia 21,217,446 -736,173.65 20,481,272 15,787,039 74.41% 77.08%
Wisconsin 33,604,714 -195,960.00 33,408,754 28,887,036 85.96% 86.47%
Wyoming 22,845,982 -26,255.27 22,819,727 20,424,765 89.40% 89.50%
Total to States 1,390,830,315 -61,619,734.97 1,329,210,580 1,101,196,927 79.18% 82.85%

Federal-aid Transfers (23 U.S.C. 126)
States may transfer Federal-aid highway program funds among Federal-aid categories under 23 U.S.C. 126 (HTML / PDF). These transfers are not included in the apportionments listed in the Table above. States could transfer RTP funds from FY 1998 through 2012.

Funds transferred to the RTP become RTP funds for the purpose of obligation: this may result in an obligation rate greater than 100 percent. Funds transferred from the RTP are no longer available for obligation under the RTP. Use the transfer figures below to calculate the true obligation rate.

* For example: Tennessee transferred Transportation Enhancement (TE) funds to the RTP in several years: FY 2000: $448,112 / FY 2001: $661,701 / FY 2002: $790,617 / FY 2003: $225,547 / FY 2007: $100,000 / FY 2008: $277,778 / TOTAL: $2,503,755. After accounting for these transfers: Tennessee's funds available before rescissions would be $17,568,200; obligation rate of 107.72%. Tennessee's funds available after rescissions would be $16,900,965.83; obligation rate of 112.71%.

Other States also have transferred funds to or from the RTP.

FY 2003: Michigan transferred from RTP to STP Flexible: $120,000 (FY 2003 funds)
FY 2005: Illinois transferred from RTP to STP Flexible: $463,179.34 (FY 2003 funds)
FY 2006: Alaska transferred from RTP to Alaska Marine Highway: $187,280.08 ($111,403.85 in FY 2003 funds; $75,876.23 in FY 2004 funds).
Nevada transferred from RTP to STP Flexible: $80,000 (FY 2005 funds)
FY 2008: New York transferred from RTP to STP Flexible: $90,843.00 (FY 2003 funds)
FY 2009: Connecticut transferred from STP Flexible to RTP: $112,271.00.
Nebraska transferred from NHS to RTP: $333,146.00.
New York transferred from RTP to STP Flexible: $74,197.00 ($28,000 in FY 2004 funds, $46,197 in FY 2003 funds).
Oregon transferred from STP TE funds to RTP: $625,000.00
FY 2010: Connecticut transferred from STP Flexible to RTP: $112,271.00.
Indiana transferred from STP TE to RTP: $284,354.00.
Oklahoma transferred from RTP to BR REP and REH: $0.60
FY 2011: Nebraska transferred from STP TE to RTP: $701,020.00.
New York transferred from RTP to STP Flexible: $62,265.00.

Notes:

Revised March 21, 2006, pursuant to a 1 percent across-the-board rescission contained in Division B, Chapter 8, section 3801 of the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006, Pub. L. No. 109-148. See the Apportionment Notice at https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/legsregs/directives/notices/n4510595.htm.

The State DOTs may limit the amount of the RTP Apportionment available for obligation in a given fiscal year. See the RTP guidance on Obligation Limitation.

The Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 (ISTEA) established the National Recreational Trails Funding Program as a formula allocation program, subject to annual appropriations. Funds were provided in FY 1993, 1996, and 1997 through FHWA's administrative funds. Puerto Rico only met eligibility requirements in FY 1993. There were no funds available in FY 1994 or 1995.

The Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21) established the Recreational Trails Program (RTP) as a formula apportioned program with contract authority for FY 1998-2003. FY 2003 Apportionments had a 0.65% reduction required by the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2003 (P. L. 108-7).

*FY 2004 Apportionments were calculated based on a $60 million program. They had a 0.59% reduction required by the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2004 (P.L. 108-199), but include the Restoration of FY 2004 Funds pursuant to section 13 of the Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2004, Part V, P.L. 108-310.

The Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) authorized RTP apportionments for FY 2005-2009.

Please see the following Notices:


For 1993-1997, FHWA was allowed up to 3% for administration. For 1998-2003, FHWA received up to 1.5% for administration (with FY 2003 subject to a 0.65% reduction). For 2004, FHWA received $750,000 for administration (subject to a 0.59% reduction). For FY 2005-2009, FHWA is authorized for $840,000 per year. The FY 2007 amount includes an additional $14,587 from FY 2007 Revenue Aligned Budget Authority allocation per 23 U.S.C. 110(b).

Updated: 1/31/2017
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