National Scenic Byways Program Discretionary Grants

The summary for the National Scenic Byways Program Discretionary Grants grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the DOT Federal Highway Administration, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
National Scenic Byways Program Discretionary Grants: The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has issued the FY 2007 solicitation for proposals under the National Scenic Byways Program. Under this program, the Secretary of Transportation may make grants to States or Indian tribes to implement projects on roads designated as National Scenic Byways or All-American Roads, State scenic byways, or Indian tribe scenic byways. The Secretary may also make grants to States or Indian tribes to plan, design and develop a scenic byways program. Eligible projects must be from one of the following eight eligible activities: State or Tribal Programs, Corridor Management Plans, Safety Improvements, Byways Facilities, Access to Recreation, Resource Protection, Interpretive Information, or Marketing. Priority is given to projects that demonstrate the relationship of the project to the byway, benefit the byway traveler and leverage funds from multiple funding sources. The Federal share of the byway project grant is 80 percent. The National Scenic Byways Grants Guidance and Information are available at: Please contact your State coordinator to discuss your application before preparing an application. Their contact information can be found at: visit the program website at
Federal Grant Title: National Scenic Byways Program Discretionary Grants
Federal Agency Name: DOT Federal Highway Administration
Grant Categories: Transportation
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: FHWA-2007-BYWAYS
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 20.205
CFDA Descriptions: Highway Planning and Construction
Current Application Deadline: No deadline provided
Original Application Deadline: Mar 19, 2007
Posted Date: Dec 01, 2006
Creation Date: Dec 06, 2006
Archive Date: Aug 01, 2007
Total Program Funding: $30,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award:
Minimum Federal Grant Award:
Expected Number of Awards:
Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
City or township governments County governments Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education Special district governments State governments
Additional Information on Eligibility
Federal agencies, local units of government, and nonprofit organizations may apply to this program, but they must coordinate their applications with their State Departments of Transportation (DOT). The formal applications to FHWA are submitted by the State DOTs, and the projects are generally managed by the cognizant State DOT. Tribal governments have the option of submitting byway grant applications through the State or directly to the FHWA Division office in their State.
Link to Full Grant Announcement
Information not provided
Grant Announcement Contact
Jessica Dungan
Byways Web Specialist Jessica Dungan
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