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This MAP-21 fact sheet has been superseded by a FAST Act fact sheet.


Training and Education

Year 2013 2014
Authorization $24 M $24 M

Program purpose

The Training and Education Program provides funding to support training and education programs that promote and support national transportation programs and activities.

Statutory citation(s): MAP-21§§ 52001- 52004; 23 USC 502, 504

Funding features

Funded by contract authority from the Highway Account of the Highway Trust Fund. Funds are available until expended. At the request of a 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. The obligation limitation associated with these funds is available for four fiscal years.

Program features

The Training and Education Program includes the following components:

Surface Transportation Workforce Development, Training, and Education – States may use funds apportioned for the National Highway Performance, Surface Transportation, Highway Safety Improvement, and Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Programs for surface transportation workforce development, training and education. (See Workforce Development fact sheet.)

Federal share:

The Federal share of the cost of a project or activity carried out with Training and Education funds, is 80% unless otherwise determined by the Secretary, with the following exceptions—

The Federal share for apportioned funds used by States for workforce development, training, and education activities is 100%, except that when funds are used for the LTAP centers, the Federal share is 50%.

In addition, States can use State Planning and Research funds as the non-federal share for LTAP centers.

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