Nationally Significant Federal Lands and Tribal Projects (NSFLTP) Program - American Cities Climate Challenge

Nationally Significant Federal Lands and Tribal Projects (NSFLTP) Program

Federal Agency

Sub-Department

Federal Highway Administration (FHA)

Purpose

To provide funding for the construction, reconstruction, and rehabilitation of nationally-significant projects within, adjacent to, or accessing Federal and tribal lands.

Applicant and/or Project Eligibility Requirements

In general, 50% of funds shall be reserved for eligible Federal land and Federal land access transportation facilities. 50% shall be reserved for eligible projects on tribal transportation facilities (as defined in section 101(a) of title 23, United States Code). At least one eligible project shall be in a unit of the National Park System with not less than 3 million annual visitors.

Decarbonization Considerations

Funds can be used to promote public transit in, or in areas with access to, Federal and Tribal lands. To take full advantage of this opportunity, applicants should think expansively about how their community connects to nearby Federal and Tribal land(s) and whether their transportation facilities may thus be eligible for upgrades.

Equity Considerations

Funds can be used to create transit connections for Tribal communities and support rural areas in or adjacent to Federal land. Funds can also be used to upgrade facilities in these underserved areas that might be in a state of disrepair.

Helpful Tips

This funding is geared towards larger projects. The NSFLTP Program provides discretionary funding for projects that have an estimated construction cost of at least $25 million. Construction projects with an estimated cost equal to and exceeding $50 million receive priority consideration in the selection process.

Other Notes

This program may be closed. FHWA last issued 2 awards totalling a combined $73M in 2020 which are available here: https://highways.dot.gov/federal-lands/programs/significant/fiscal-year-2020-awards

Deadline (Announced or Anticipated)

TBA

Funding Available

$68,750,000

Max Award Amount

N/A

Expected Allocations

N/A

Average Award (Estimated)

N/A

Matching Funds

N/A

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