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Coordinated Border Infrastructure Program

The program described below was not continued for FY 2006-2009 under SAFETEA-LU. Projects funded in FY 1999-2005 under TEA-21 may proceed under applicable instructions but new projects for future funding are not being identified.

National Corridor Planning & Development Program
Coordinated Border Infrastructure Program
(CORBOR Program)

The National Corridor Planning and Development Program (NCPD program) and the Coordinated Border Infrastructure Program (CBI program) are discretionary grant programs funded by a single funding source. These programs provide funding for planning, project development, construction and operation of projects that serve border regions near Mexico and Canada and high priority corridors throughout the United States. States and metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) are, under the NCPD program, eligible for discretionary grants for: Corridor feasibility; corridor planning; multistate coordination; environmental review; and construction. Border States and MPOs are, under the CBI program, eligible for discretionary grants for: Transportation and safety infrastructure improvements, operation and regulatory improvements, and coordination and safety inspection improvements in a border region.

Take a look at the TEA-21 Fact Sheet on Borders & Corridors. Or take a look an article about the program, CORBOR Improves Safety, Mobility, and Productivity, from the September 1999 issue of Public Roads magazine.

DOT is conducting an online outreach on reauthorization. To reach an appropriate website to think about and then furnish your comments go to:

The FHWA has developed a comprehensive report on the 5 year history of the program. The report is entitled, The National Corridor Planning and Development and Coordinated Border Infrastructure Program: History, Evaluation and Results. (Since the release of this report in May 2003, there have been several extensions of TEA-21 as well as an FY 2004 budget appropriation, which together provided FY 2004 funding that is not reflected in the appendixes of the report. This link provides the FY 2004 data supplementing earlier information). Images and narratives of four specific NCPD/CBI projects are also available.

Grant Program Information

FY 2005

FY 2004

FY 2003

FY 2002

FY 2001

Previous Fiscal Year's Grant Information

Program Summary Information

Examples of Successes and Lessons Learned

Program Documents

Related Documents

Links to Grant Related Web Sites

Grant Related Guidelines


To publicize the Corridors and Borders program and highlight the FY 2000 application process, FHWA held a series of workshops in fall 1999 in Baltimore, Chicago, Atlanta, Seattle, and Phoenix.

The Executive Summary, as well as the full Summary Report are available. Workshop reports from Baltimore, Chicago, Atlanta, Seattle, and Phoenix are also available.

Updated: 10/20/2015
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