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Federal Lands Highways (FLH) Transporation Improvement Programs

The Office of Federal Lands Highway (FLH), of the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), was established to promote effective, efficient, and reliable administration for a coordinated program of federal public roads and bridges; to protect and enhance our Nation's natural resources; and to provide needed transportation access for Native Americans. The office's primary purpose is to provide financial resources and transportation engineering assistance for public roads that service the transportation needs of Federal and Indian lands. The FLH provides these services in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and US Territories through our Headquarters, Eastern, Central, and Western Federal Lands Highway Division offices. FLH is enabled and entrusted to administer many different programs and types of funds to facilitate transportation improvements for Federal Land Management Agency (FLMA) Partners such as: the National Park Service; U.S. Forest Service; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; Bureau of Indian Affairs and Tribal Governments; Bureau of Land Management; Department of Defense; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; and the Bureau of Reclamation.

More information on FLH and information on the history of DoT's Highways Programs can be found on their website.

Major programs administered by FLH include:

  • Federal Lands Transportation Program (FLTP) - Improves transportation facilities owned and maintained by a federal agency.
  • Emergency Relief for Federally Owned Roads (ERFO) - Program to pay the unusually heavy expenses for the repair and reconstruction of eligible facilities damage or destroyed in disaster.
  • Federal Lands Access Program (FLAP) - Improves transportation facilities owned or maintained by a non-federal agency providing access to, adjacent to, or located within federal lands. (no direct USACE funding, but program could be helpful for adjacent or outgranted state/local/county government facilities)
  • Federal Lands Planning Program (FLPP) - Funding to conduct continuing, comprehensive, and collaborative intermodal transportation planning that facilitates the efficient, economic movement of people and goods to and from USACE lands.
  • Tribal Transportation Program (TTP) - Provides safe and adequate transportation and public road access to and within Indian reservations, Indian lands, and Alaska Native Village communities (no direct USACE funding, but programs could be helpful for projects sharing boundary lines with tribal lands)
  • Nationally Significant Federal Lands and Tribal Projects (NSFLTP) - 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.

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