Federal Lands Transportation Program - American Cities Climate Challenge

Federal Lands Transportation Program

Federal Agency

Sub-Department

Federal Highway Administration (FHA)

Purpose

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.

Decarbonization Considerations

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.

Equity Considerations

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/

Helpful Tips

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.

Other Notes

N/A

Deadline (Announced or Anticipated)

TBA

Funding Available

$421,965,000

Max Award Amount

$20,000,000

Expected Allocations

N/A

Average Award (Estimated)

N/A

Matching Funds

Not required

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