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The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) received the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) Award for Federal Preserve America Accomplishment for its support of the Preserve America Program and its leadership in historic preservation efforts across the nation.
U. S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced 42 new designations to the America’s Byways® collection, including five All-American Roads and 37 National Scenic Byways in 26 states. This increases the number of America’s Byways® to 151.
The Federal Highway Administration has announced awards under the National Scenic Byways Program for fiscal year 2009 as authorized in Section 1101(a)(12) of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy For Users (SAFETEA-LU).
The National Scenic Byways Program regularly updates or develops new material to assist applicants as they prepare their Grant applications. Most recently, Examples of Grant Applications have been added to the list of Useful Information found on the bywaysonline.org website. These examples include the Abstract/Project Description, Narrative/Project Summary, Prior Projects, Budget, and Matching Funds sections. Each of the eight eligibility categories is represented, and some more complete applications have been included to illustrate the integration of information. As always, please use these examples as an additional resource when filling out the Grant Application and continue to familiarize yourself with the information available at Bywaysonline.org.
In 2007 and 2008, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) sponsored a research effort to compile and analyze information on the quality of America’s Byways and the results of projects funded through the National Scenic Byways Program. As we look forward to the future, FHWA will be releasing the results of this effort over the next couple of months for discussion and comment. The fourth and final installment, Directions for the Program, is now available.
Please let us know what you think about these reports and the future of the National Scenic Byways Program by commenting in our discussion forum.