U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590
202-366-4000


Skip to content
FacebookYouTubeTwitterFlickrLinkedIn

Home / FAST Act / Fact Sheets

Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act or "FAST Act"

Nationally Significant Federal Lands and Tribal Projects

Fiscal year 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Authorization* $100 M $100 M $100 M $100 M $100 M

* Subject to appropriation

Program purpose

The FAST Act establishes the Nationally Significant Federal Lands and Tribal Projects (NSFLTP) program to provide funding for the construction, reconstruction, and rehabilitation of nationally-significant projects on Federal or tribal lands.

Statutory citation

FAST Act § 1123

Funding features

All funding is subject to appropriation from the General Fund.

Federal share

Up to 90%. Federal funds, except those provided under Title 23 and 49, may be used for the non-Federal share. [FAST Act § 1123(g)]

Eligible projects and project costs

Project type

The Secretary may provide financial assistance only for a single continuous project that—

Eligible project costs

Financial assistance received for a project may only be used for construction, reconstruction, and rehabilitation. Costs associated with project design are not eligible. [FAST Act § 1123(d)]

Eligible applicants

Any entity eligible to receive funding under the Tribal Transportation Program, Federal Lands Transportation Program, or Federal Lands Access Program [23 U.S.C. 202-204] is eligible under the NSFLTP program. In addition, a State, county, or local government may apply if sponsored by an eligible Federal land management agency or Indian tribe. [FAST Act § 1123(b)]

Selection criteria

In reviewing applications for the NSFLTP program, the Secretary will consider the extent to which the project—

February 2016

Page last modified on February 8, 2017
Federal Highway Administration | 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE | Washington, DC 20590 | 202-366-4000