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Highway Research and Development Program

Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act MAP-21
Number: 20.200
Agency: Department of Transportation
Office: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

Program Information 

Program Number/Title (010):
20.200 Highway Research and Development Program
Federal Agency (030):
Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Department of Transportation
Authorization (040):
Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21), Public Law 112-141, 23 U.S.C 502-503.
Objectives (050):
To carry out the highway research and development program as authorized by MAP-21. To conduct research needed to maintain and improve our vital transportation infrastructure. MAP-21 addresses the many challenges facing our transportation system today by providing funding for improving highway safety, improving infrastructure integrity, strengthening transportation planning and environmental decision making, reducing congestion, improving highway operations, enhancing freight movement productivity, and exploratory advanced research.
Types of Assistance (060):
Project Grants
Uses and Use Restrictions (070):
Varies by project. See individual project Request for Applications (RFAs) for details. (RFAs issued at www.Grants.gov.). Varies by project. See individual project Request for Applications (RFAs) for details. (RFAs issued at www.Grants.gov.).
Eligibility Requirements (080)
Applicant Eligibility (081):
Varies by project. See individual project Request for Applications (RFAs) for details. (RFAs issued at www.Grants.gov.).
Beneficiary Eligibility (082):
State (State DOTs) Local Sponsored Organization General Public.
Credentials/Documentation (083):
Eligible activities and allowable costs will be determined in accordance with MAP-21 and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) cost principles applicable to the recipient/sub-recipient. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.
Application and Award Process (090)
Preapplication Coordination (091):
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedures (092):
OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. Varies by project. See individual project Request for Applications (RFAs) for details. (RFAs issued at www.Grants.gov.) Generally, per directions contained in the RFAs, applicants submit applications online via www.Grants.gov by the due date and time specified in the RFA.
Award Procedure (093):
Varies by project. See individual project Request for Applications (RFAs) for details. (RFAs issued at www.Grants.gov.) Generally, FHWA evaluates applications and selects awardee(s).
Deadlines (094):
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time (095):
Varies by project. See individual project Request for Applications (RFAs) for details. (RFAs issued at www.Grants.gov.) Generally 1 to 3 months (60 to 120 days) after application submittal.
Appeals (096):
Not Applicable.
Renewals (097):
Varies by project. See individual project Request for Applications (RFAs) for details. (RFAs issued at www.Grants.gov.).
Assistance Consideration (100)
Formula and Matching Requirements (101):
This program has no statutory formula.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance (102):
Varies by project. See individual project Request for Applications (RFAs) for details. (RFAs issued at www.Grants.gov.) Funds generally become available at the beginning of the fiscal year for which they are authorized, and are available until expended or as otherwise designated in MAP-21. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Varies by project. See individual project Request for Applications (RFAs) for details. (RFAs issued at www.Grants.gov.) Funds generally become available at the beginning of the fiscal year for which they are authorized, and are available until expended or as otherwise designated in MAP-21.
Post Assistance Requirements (110)
Reports (111):
Varies by project. See individual project Request for Applications (RFAs) for details. (RFAs issued at www.Grants.gov.) Generally quarterly progress reports and annual budget reports are required. Cash reports are not applicable. Generally quarterly progress reports and annual budget reports are required. SF-425. Performance monitoring is not applicable.
Audits (112):
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.
Records (113):
Project records and documents must be retained by the Recipient as specified in 49 CFR 18.42 or 49 CFR 19.53 as applicable.
Financial Information (120)
Obligations (122):
(Salaries) FY 12 $117,074,116; FY 13 est $85,300,000; and FY 14 est $85,000,000 - Obligations are reported under Federal-Aid Highway (20.205) program totals.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance (123):
Varies by project. See individual project Request for applications (RFAs) for details. (RFAs issued at www.Grants.gov.).
Program Accomplishments (130):
Fiscal Year 2013: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2014: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature (140):
23 CFR, "Highways", 49 CFR, "Transportation", and 2 CFR, "Grants and Agreements".
Information Contacts (150)
Regional or Local Office (151) :
See Regional Agency Offices. State-level division offices of the FHWA (as listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog).
Headquarters Office (152):
Office of Acquisition Management (HAAM), 1200 New Jersey Ave S.E., Washington, District of Columbia 20590 Phone: (202) 366-4232.
Website Address (153):
http://www.fhwa.dot.gov.
Examples of Funded Projects (170):
Fiscal Year 2013: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2014: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available
Criteria for Selecting Proposals (180):
Varies by project. See individual project Request for Applications (RFAs) for details. (RFAs issued at www.Grants.gov.).