FHWA Now Accepting AID Grant Applications
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) of the United States Department of Transportation has revealed that up to $ 10 million in grants will be available through a Funding Opportunity Notice for the Accelerated Innovation Deployment Demonstration Program ( AID) of the FHWA. The funds are used to promote the deployment of proven innovations that can deliver road and bridge projects more cost effectively among local, state and tribal governments.
“Using innovative tools and techniques requires creativity and investment,” said Stephanie Pollack, Acting Federal Highways Administrator. “These grants can help our partners access important resources to reduce the time and money required to build and repair roads, bridges and highways, while improving safety and mobility.”
AID grants are incentives to assist in any phase of eligible road transport projects, from planning and financing to engineering and construction. Eligible entities include state departments of transportation (DOT), federal land management agencies, and tribal governments. State DOTs can also apply on behalf of metropolitan planning organizations and local governments.
Since its inception in 2014, AID’s demonstration program has awarded more than $ 86 million for 117 grants to accelerate the use of innovative practices and improve safety across the country.