General Grant Program Information
The Nationally Significant Federal Lands and Tribal Projects (NSFLTP) program provides funding for the construction, reconstruction, and rehabilitation of nationally significant projects within, adjacent to, or accessing federal and Tribal lands. This program provides an opportunity to address significant challenges across the nation for transportation facilities that serve federal and Tribal lands.
Eligible applicants include any entity eligible to receive funding under the following (23 U.S.C. 201-204):
- Federal Lands Access Program
- Federal Lands Transportation Program
- Tribal Transportation Program
- Federal Lands Planning Program
A State, county, or unit of local government may apply for funding under the NSFLTP Program only if sponsored by an eligible Federal land management agency (FLMA) or federally recognized Indian Tribe.
To meet the minimum statutory requirements for eligibility, a project must meet all the following conditions:
- The project is a single continuous project;
- The project meets the Federal lands transportation facility, Federal lands access transportation facility, and/or Tribal transportation facility definitions per 23 U.S.C. 101, except that such facilities are not required to be included in an inventory described in 23 U.S.C. 202 or 23 U.S.C. 203;
- The project demonstrates completion of all activities required under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.);
- Based on the results of preliminary engineering, the project must have estimated construction costs equal to or greater than $12.5 million; and
- The project will use NSFLTP Program funds only for construction, reconstruction, or rehabilitation of transportation facilities. Project design activities are not eligible for NSFLTP Program funds or allowable toward matching requirements.
The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (also known as the “Bipartisan Infrastructure Law” [BIL]) provided $55 million per year from the Highway Trust Fund and authorized up to an additional $300 million per year from the General Fund for each of fiscal years 2022 through 2026. The BIL also modified the NSFLTP program in several ways, including:
- Reducing minimum project sizes from $25 million to $12.5 million;
- Directing half of the funding to go towards Tribal transportation facilities;
- Increasing the Federal share of projects on Tribal transportation facilities to 100 percent;
- Allowing Federal funds, including those made available under Titles 23 and 49 of the United States Code (U.S.C.), to serve as the non-Federal share of the project; and
- Requiring the funding of at least one eligible project submitted by the National Park Service for a unit of the National Park System with 3 million annual visitors or more.
The NSFLTP NOFO makes $88.29 million in FY 2023 funding available for award.
For more information, contact NSFLTP-Program@dot.gov.
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