Federal Lands Transportation Program
Federal Highway Administration (FHA)
To improve the transportation infrastructure owned and maintained by Federal Lands Management Agencies.
Applicant and/or Project Eligibility Requirements
The program focuses on improving Federal lands transportation facilities (FLTFs) that are located on, adjacent to, or provide access to Federal lands. The FLTFs must be owned and maintained by the Federal government and must be included in the national FLTF inventory.
The program seeks, in part, to reduce auto congestion and related emissions. The IIJA requires entities carrying out FLTF projects to consider designs that minimize climate effects like runoff and heat generation. While funding for this program focuses on Federal facilities, these facilities need not be located on Federal land. Local governments may benefit from improvements to facilities that are "on a public road within or adjacent to, or that provide access to, Federal lands open to the public" or integrate into other transportation systems managed by state or local entities.
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/
In evaluating an application, the Secretary shall consider the extent to which the programs support performance management, including (i) the transportation goals of (I) a state of good repair of transportation facilities (II) a reduction of bridge deficiencies; and (III) an improvement of safety; (ii) high-use Federal recreational sites or Federal economic generators; and (iii) the resource and asset management goals of the Secretary of the respective Federal land management agency.