Carbon Reduction Program
Federal Highway Administration (FHA)
To reduce transportation emissions via alternative fueling infrastructure, efficiency, electrification, and other planning strategies.
Applicant and/or Project Eligibility Requirements
Eligible projects include traffic monitoring and control facilities; public transportation projects eligible for assistance under section 142 (Public Transportation); off-road trail facilities; advanced transportation and congestion management technologies; infrastructure-based intelligent transportation systems; vehicle-to-infrastructure communications equipment; the replacement of inefficient street lighting and traffic control devices; and development of carbon reduction strategies.
This program is specifically designed to reduce carbon emissions across a variety of sources, including alternative fuels, the purchase or lease of zero-emissions construction vehicles, port electrification, energy-efficient traffic lights and street lights, bike paths, public transit routes, and/or route shifting.
See the "Equity Design Considerations for Federal Funding" for general considerations and additional sector-based resources: https://cityrenewables.org/resources/equity-design-considerations-for-federal-funding/
For areas of 50,000 or more, a State is required to provide obligation authority (OA). When obligation authority is provided alongside contract authority, the entity in receipt of OA is able to obligate – or spend – the funds designated for their area, versus OA remaining with the state and the state retaining control over project selection.