The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has issued the FY 2005 solicitation for proposals under the National Scenic Byways Program. Under this program, the Secretary of Transportation may make grants to States to implement projects on roads designated as National Scenic Byways or All-American Roads, or as State scenic byways. The Secretary may also make grants to States to plan, design, and develop a State scenic byway program. Eligible projects must be from one of the eight eligible activities: State Programs, Corridor Management Plans, Safety Improvements, Byway Facilities, Access to Recreation, Resource Protection, Interpretive Information, or Marketing. Priority is given to projects that demonstrate the relationship of the project to the byway, benefit the byway traveler, and leverage funds from multiple funding sources. The Federal share of the byway project grant is generally 80 percent. The Scenic Byway Grants Guidance and Information document and the Online Grant Application are available at http://www.bywaysonline.org/grants/.
Please contact your State scenic byways coordinator to discuss your application before preparing an application; their contact information can be found at: www.bywaysonline.org/contacts/state_contacts.html#index_M.
Contact Information: Please visit the program website at www.bywaysonline.org. Or contact Bethaney Bacher, 202-366-4196 or 1-800-429-9297, option 3, option 4.
Who can apply:
Nonprofits That Do Not Have A 501(C)(3) Status With The IRS, Other Than Institutions Of Higher Education
State (Includes District Of Columbia; Includes Institutions Of Higher Education And Hospitals)
Eligible functional categories:
Highway Planning and Construction
FY 2005 National Scenic Byways Program Announcement
If you have problems accessing the full announcement, please contact:
Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Office of Human and Natural Environment