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

Training and Education

Fiscal year 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Authorization $24 M $24 M $24 M $24 M $24 M

Program purpose

The FAST Act continues FHWA’s Training and Education programs, which promote and support national transportation programs and activities.

Statutory citations

FAST Act § 6002; 23 U.S.C. 502, 504

Funding features

Type of budget authority

Funded by contract authority from the Highway Account of the Highway Trust Fund. Funds are available until expended. At the request of the State, the Secretary may transfer funds apportioned or allocated to that State to another State or to FHWA to fund research, development and technology transfer activities of mutual interest on a pooled fund basis. Funds are subject to the overall Federal-aid obligation limitation and the obligation limitation associated with these funds is available for four fiscal years.

Federal share

The Federal share is 80%, unless otherwise determined by the Secretary, with the following exceptions:

Federal share for apportioned funds used for workforce development, training, and education

In general, 100% Federal share for funds apportioned for the National Highway Performance Program, the Surface Transportation Block Grant Program, Highway Safety Improvement Program, and the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program that a State uses for workforce development, training, and education activities. If a State uses these funds for an LTAP center, the Federal share is 50%. [23 U.S.C. 504(e)]

Eligible activities

The FAST Act continued without change all program eligibilities, including the—

February 2016

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