FHWA Accepting Applications for Accelerated Innovative Deployment Grants
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today announced that up to $10 million in grants will be made available through a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for FHWA’s Accelerated Innovation Deployment (AID) Demonstration Program. The funds are used to promote the deployment of proven innovations that can deliver road and bridge projects more cost-effectively among state, local and Tribal governments.
“Using innovative tools and techniques requires creativity and investment,” said Acting Federal Highway Administrator Stephanie Pollack. “These grants can help our partners access important resources to reduce the time and money needed to build and repair roads, bridges and highways, while improving safety and mobility.”
AID grants are incentives to help in any phase of eligible highway transportation projects – from planning and financing to engineering and construction. Eligible entities include state departments of transportation (DOT), federal lands management agencies, and tribal governments. State DOTs may also apply on behalf of metropolitan planning organizations and local governments.
Since its creation in 2014, the AID Demonstration Program has awarded more than $86 million for 117 grants to accelerate the use of innovative practices and improve safety throughout the nation. Information on previous AID-funded projects can be found at www.fhwa.dot.gov/innovation/grants.
The NOFO (Opportunity #: 693JJ321NF-AIDDP) and information on how to apply is available at www.grants.gov.