Federal Highway Administration Eastern Federal Lands (EFL) will be accepting Federal Lands Access Program (FLAP) applications in order to develop a four year program of projects for Fiscal Years (FY) 2017 through FY 2020. Project approvals will be contingent upon availability of funds.
The call for projects opens August 15, 2016 and runs through November 15, 2016. Please explore our EFL FLAP website located at http://flh.fhwa.dot.gov/programs/flap/ and follow the links to the state FLAP website to download the application, review the state's program goals and view the call for projects standard operating procedure and associated scoring criteria. Applications should be submitted via email to EFL.firstname.lastname@example.org by the end of the day (11:59 PM EST) on November 15, 2016 to be considered. If required, applications via mail, Fedex, UPS etc. or fax will also be accepted..
Proposed projects or studies must be located on a public highway, road, bridge, trail or transit system that is located on, is adjacent to, or provides access to Federal lands for which the facility title or maintenance responsibility is vested with a State, county, city, township, tribal, municipal, or local government. A minimum of 18.45% matching share of the project total is required for this program. Other Federal (non-title 23 or 49, with the exception of FLTP) funds may be used as match.
You are welcome to contact any of the Programming Decisions Committee members with your questions using the contact information contained in the website. We also invite you to view a brief presentation titled EFL FLAP Informational Presentation located on the EFL FLAP website referenced above that may be helpful. Also please find attached an EFL FLAP Fact Sheet with Tips for submitting a good application, for your use and outreach efforts.
EFL has found that a higher level of outreach at local levels has increased both the number and the quality of competitive applications submitted and ultimately recommended for project programming.
Thank-you for your interest in the FLAP program and we look forward to developing a program of projects for the future.
EFL Access Website: http://www.efl.fhwa.dot.gov/programs/federal-lands-access.aspx