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AID Demonstration Program

The AID Demonstration program provides funding as an incentive for eligible entities to accelerate the implementation and adoption of innovation in highway transportation. The AID Demonstration program is one initiative under the multi-faceted Technology and Innovation Deployment Program (TIDP) approach providing funding and other resources to offset the risk of trying an innovation. The original Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) was published on September 1, 2016, continuing the AID Demonstration program under the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act (Pub. L. No. 114-94). The revised AID Demonstration NOFO is available on Grants.gov. Applications for the AID Demonstration program are being accepted under Opportunity Number FHWA-2016-21063 through Grants.gov.


Federal Highway Administration has revised the Notice of Funding Opportunity for Accelerated Innovation Deployment (AID) Demonstration Program (OPPORTUNITY NUMBER FHWA-2016-21063)
The revised NOFO prioritizes funding for projects that use innovations that have not advanced to widespread use and practice (graduated innovations); and provides the opportunity for FHWA to ensure AID Demonstration funds are available for a wider variety of innovations and project types. It integrates opportunity zones into the submission and selection criteria, and updates the funding authorization period to six-months of receiving the AID Demonstration award.

Federal Highway Administration Awards $8.4 Million to Nine States for Innovative Highway Projects
More than $8.4 million in grants from the Accelerated Innovation Deployment (AID) Demonstration program will fund innovative projects in Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Oklahoma, and Utah. The grants will be used to improve safety, mobility and project delivery and will encourage similar innovations nationwide.

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Fawn Thompson
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Information on awarded AID Demonstration grant funding.

AID Demonstration Projects Map


New applications for the AID Demonstration program are now being accepted through Grants.gov (search for Opportunity Number FHWA-2016-21063). AID Demonstration "Application Instructions" are available for download. Please refer to the revised Notice of Funding Opportunity, posted on Grants.gov, to learn about the selection criteria, application requirements, and evaluation process.

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