General Grant Program Information
The Accelerated Innovation Deployment (AID) Demonstration program provides incentive funding for eligible entities to accelerate the implementation of proven innovations in highway transportation.
Eligible uses must involve the planning, financing, operation, structures, materials, pavements, environment, and construction of highway transportation projects, include an innovation proven in real-world highway application (though not routinely used by the applicant or the subrecipient), and must address Technology and Innovation Deployment Program (TIDP) goals and other program requirements (as defined in the NOFO).
Eligible applicants include state departments of transportation (DOTs), federal land management agencies (FLMAs), and Tribal governments, as well as metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) and local governments but only when applying through a state DOT as subrecipients. Applicants must be eligible for federal funding or assistance (23 CFR) and ready to initiate within 6 months of selection.
Annually, $10 million of TIDP funding is available for AID Demonstrations. AID Demonstration awards are based on the cost of the innovation in a project (not the total project cost) up to $1 million. Cost sharing is 80 percent federal with 20 percent matching funds provided by the applicant.
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