The Federal Highway Administration is now seeking grant proposals for National Scenic Byways Program funding considerations for FY 2012. The Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users; P.L. 109-59, as extended to March 31, 2012, authorizes funding for half of FY 2012 at the FY 2011 level for the National Scenic Byways Program, subject to the obligation limitation. Approximately $21.75 million should be available for award.
We will continue to consider more strategic investments in our FY 2011 National Scenic Byways Program grant awards process by further targeting our resources toward projects that provide the greatest long-term benefits. We are particularly focused on projects with substantial benefits and invite applications of large-scale high-cost planning, safety, and roadway infrastructure projects that provide strategic benefits within the National Scenic Byways Program. For more information on submitting an application to the National Scenic Byways Program for funding consideration, please see http://www.bywaysonline.org/grants.