Highway Research and Development Program

To carry out the highway research and development program as authorized by the FAST Act.

To conduct research needed to maintain and improve our vital transportation infrastructure.

The FAST Act addresses the many challenges facing our transportation system today by providing funding for

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improving highway safety, improving infrastructure integrity, strengthening transportation planning and environmental decision making, reducing congestion, improving highway operations, enhancing freight movement productivity, and exploratory advanced research.
Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2016: FHWA ? HCFA awarded cooperative agreements to address specific technology and knowledge gaps in highway safety with research and deliverables aimed to have a direct value to highway safety practitioners at the State and local level.

Fiscal Year 2017: Similar projects will be completed as noted in FY16.

Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available


Agency - Department of Transportation

The Department of Transportation's mission is to ensure fast, safe, efficient, accessible and convenient transportation that meets vital national interests and enhances the quality of life of the American people, today and into the future.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

State-level division offices of the FHWA (as listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog).

Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories





Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
New York, City Of $ 25,000,000   2015-04-072026-04-28
Aroostook Micmac Council $ 351,344   2010-08-232024-09-30
Virginia Polytechnic Institute And State University $ 7,500,000   2020-03-022024-03-01
Transportation, Ohio Department Of $ 7,500,000   2020-03-022024-03-01
Virginia Polytechnic Institute And State University $ 7,500,000   2020-03-182023-03-17
Houston, City Of $ 10,000,000   2016-07-152022-07-01
Asheville, City Of $ 14,600,000   2016-07-252021-09-30
Waterbury, City Of $ 12,378,764   2015-09-222021-09-15
North Central Texas Council Of Governments $ 207,647   2015-06-102019-10-31
Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe $ 2,949,513   2014-06-032019-09-30



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: FHWA - HCFA awarded approximately 40 assistance agreement awards in FY16. Fiscal Year 2017: FHWA-HCFA anticipates awarding 40-50 grants and cooperative agreements in FY17. Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions

Varies by project.

See individual project Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for details.

(NOFOs issued at www.Grants.gov.).

Varies by project.

See individual project NOFO for details.

(NOFOs issued at www.Grants.gov.).

Varies by project.

See individual project NOFO for details.

(NOFOs issued at www.Grants.gov.).

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Varies by project.

See individual project NOFO for details.

(NOFOs issued at www.Grants.gov.).

Beneficiary Eligibility

State (State DOTs) Local Sponsored Organization General Public.

Credentials/Documentation

Eligible activities and allowable costs will be determined in accordance with the FAST Act and 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles, as applicable to the recipient/sub-recipient. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Varies by project. See individual project NOFO for details. (NOFOs issued at www.Grants.gov.) Generally, per directions contained in the NOFOs, applicants submit applications online via www.Grants.gov by the due date and time specified in the NOFO.

Award Procedures

Varies by project. See individual project NOFO for details. (NOFOs issued at www.Grants.gov.) Generally, FHWA evaluates applications and selects awardee(s).

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

Fixing America?s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) , Public Law 114-94, 23 U.S.C 104.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Varies by project. See individual project NOFOs for details. (NOFOs issued at www.Grants.gov.) Generally 1 to 3 months (60 to 120 days) after application submittal.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Varies by project. See individual project NOFOs for details. (NOFOs issued at www.Grants.gov.).

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Varies by project. See individual project NOFOs for details. (NOFOs issued at www.Grants.gov.) Funds generally become available at the beginning of the fiscal year for which they are authorized, and are available until expended or as otherwise designated in the FAST Act. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Varies by project. See individual project NOFOs for details. (NOFOs issued at www.Grants.gov.) Funds generally become available at the beginning of the fiscal year for which they are authorized, and are available until expended or as otherwise designated in the FAST Act.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Varies by project.

See individual project NOFO for details.

(NOFOs issued at www.Grants.gov.) Generally quarterly progress reports and annual budget reports are required.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Generally quarterly progress reports and annual budget reports are required.

SF-425.

Performance monitoring is not applicable.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.

Records

Project records and documents must be retained by the Recipient as specified in 2 CFR 200.333 as applicable.

Financial Information

Account Identification

69-8083-0-7-401.

Obigations

(Salaries) FY 16 $98,168,571; FY 17 est $107,158,367; and FY 18 est $116,148,163 - Part of this funding is used for salaries and expenses, but these obligation totals are not just for salaries.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Varies by project. See individual project NOFO for details. (NOFOs issued at www.Grants.gov.).

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

23 CFR, 'Highways', 49 CFR, 'Transportation', and 2 CFR 200, 'Grants and Agreements'.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. State-level division offices of the FHWA (as listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog).

Headquarters Office

Aimee Drewry 1200 New Jersey Ave S.E., Washington, District of Columbia 20590 Phone: 202-366-4211

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Varies by project. See individual project NOFO for details. (NOFOs issued at www.Grants.gov.).


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