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Module 2 - Federal-aid Highway Program Funding and Responsibilities

The National Scenic Byways Program, as part of the Federal-aid Highway Program, is administered through the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration. Funding is authorized through a surface transportation bill for the program to administer grants to the States and Indian tribes. Congress also passes the annual appropriation of funds, providing the actual cash to reimburse grant project expenditures and limiting the overall yearly obligation of highway funding. State and Indian tribal byway program coordinators should have a basic understanding of the flow of Federal funds and their general responsibilities in administering these funds. It is important to understand what divisions within your State/tribe help administer these funds.

Lessons and Learning Objectives

Lesson 2.1 Flow of Federal Funds
Learning Objective 1. Explain the flow of money in the Federal government in lay terms.
Lesson 2.2 State Administration of FHWA funds
Learning Objective 2. Describe the State's and Indian tribe's responsibility in administering FHWA funds.
Learning Objective 3. Describe the State's and Indian tribe's responsibility in awarding subgrants.
Lesson 2.3 Federal Fund Resources and Support
Learning Objective 4. Recall the location of additional help and resources for Federal funds.

Web Resources

The specific links that support the flow of Federal funds through the Creation, Authorization, Appropriation and Obligation of a bill and therefore funding are:

Other resources links:

Below are the links to Title 23 and 49 that are mentioned throughout this module.

Updated: 12/15/2015
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