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Lesson 4.1. Grant Application Components

Learning Objective 1:
List the complete application components for a National Scenic Byways Program (NSBP) grant application.

(The application components for the NSBP grant application are below)

Administrative Criteria

The law provides a general framework for the Secretary in making grants to States and Indian tribes. The Secretary also has the discretion to use additional administrative criteria.

For more details, go to: Administrative Criteria

Principles and Practices for Eight Categories of Eligible Project Activities

  1. State and Tribal Programs
  2. Corridor Management Plan
  3. Safety Improvements
  4. Byway Facilities
  5. Access to Recreation
  6. Resource Protection
  7. Interpretive Information
  8. Marketing Program

For more details, go to: List of Eight Grant Categories

Other Considerations

  1. States may submit multi-state byway applications and Indian tribes may submit multi-tribe byway applications for funding. The decision to submit a multi-state grant, multi-tribe or a coordinated grant request should be driven by the nature of the project activity and the administrative convenience of the grant recipient.
  2. Matching Funds Requirement
  3. Income Earned Under the National Scenic Byways Program

For more details, go to: Other Considerations

Filling Out Grants and Government Forms

In previous years, to be considered for National Scenic Byways Program funding, it was necessary to fill out an SF-424 through That is no longer necessary. However, you must have a Data Universal Numbering Systems (DUNS) number and an active Central Contractor Registration (CCR), and submit this information to your State/Indian tribe cooordinator.


Attachments should support the information included in the application but not be relied on to be the sole source of project information. Applicants are encouraged to include as much relevant information as needed to effectively support the request for funding in the appropriate sections of the application.

Updated: 9/3/2013
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