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Funding Federal-aid Highways

Office of Policy and Governmental Affairs

Publication No. FHWA-PL-17-011
January 2017

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Appendix E. Sub-State distribution of Surface Transportation Block Grant Program funding

Step 1: Set aside funds for State Planning and Research (SPR) and Transportation Alternatives (TA)
[23 U.S.C. 133(h) and 505(a)]
Figure describing the detailed process through which FHWA distributes Surface Transportation Block Grant Program funding at the sub-State level.
Step 2: Suballocate specified % based on population; remainder may be used anywhere in State
[23 U.S.C. 133(d)(1) and (6)]
Step 3a: Suballocate funds into three categories

Further subdivide the pop. > 200,000 category among individual areas
[23 U.S.C. 133(d)(1)(A) and (d)(4)]
Step 3b: Set aside funds for off-system bridges (required) and border State infrastructure (optional); remainder may be used for any STBG purpose
[23 U.S.C. 133(f) and § 1437 of the FAST Act]
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