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State and Federal Funding Programs for Local Agency Projects Martin Andersen Local Government Section Manager December 4th, 2009
Where does the funding come from • State Fuel Tax – 28 % • Federal Tax – 31 % • Weight-Mile Tax 17 % • Vehicle Registration 16 % • Other 8 % Total revenues to ODOT in 2008 was around 1.5 billion
Funding Distribution Methods • Direct allotment of State Funds • Direct allotment of Federal Funds • Application for funds through ODOT • Application of funds through FHWA
Distribution of State Funds • Based on Formula • State gets 60 % • Cities get 15.6 % base on Population • Counties get 24.4% based on Vehicle Registrations • Funds must be used per rules in State constitution and ORS
Surface Transportation Program (STP)Federal Funds • The Funds distributed annually through a Formula Distribution • Can be used for highways, bridges or transit projects
STP • Funds for local agencies with populations between 5,000 and 200,000. These Federal funds can be exchange for State funds • Cities and counties in Metropolitan Planning MPO’s. with total populations less than 200,000. These Federal funds can be exchange for State funds
STP • Cities and counties in Metropolitan Planning MPO’s. with total populations more than 200,000. These Federal funds can not be exchange for State funds • Contact your ODOT Local Agency Liaison for information on this program
Local Bridge Program • Projects are selected every two years by local bridge committee • Projects are selected based on the condition of the bridge • The program budget is about 14 million per year
Bridge Program • Program divided into 3 categories based on Functional Class of Roadway and size of the bridge. • Off system bridges – on local streets • On system bridges – collectors and above • Large Bridges – Structures with bridge decks more than 30,000 sq.ft.
Bridge Program • Next grant cycle will begin in summer 2009 • The program contact is Erick Cain, Phone #503-986-3384 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Transportation Enhancement Program (TE) • Projects are selected every 2 years • The process is completive state wide • ODOT can also apply for these funds • The program budget is about 6 million per year
TE Program • Next grant cycle will begin in spring 2010 • The program Manager is Pat Fisher, Phone #503-986-3528 e-mail: email@example.com
Bicycle and Pedestrian Program • Competitive grant program that provides around $5,000,000 every 2 years to cities, counties, and ODOT for the design and construction of pedestrian and bicycle facilities. • Projects must be in the public Right of Way.
Bicycle and Pedestrian Program • Next grant cycle will begin in spring 2010 • The program Manager is Sheila Lyons, Phone #503-986-3555 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Safe Routes to School (SRTS) • goals of the program are to increase the ability and opportunity for children to walk and bicycle to school • promote walking and bicycling to school and encourage a healthy and active lifestyle at an early age • facilitate the planning, development and implementation of projects and activities that will improve safety and reduce traffic, fuel consumption and air pollution within two miles of the school.
Funding available through the SRTS program Infrastructure projects within two miles of the school; 2 million in funds available for 2010 projects. Non-infrastructure activities; education and encouragement, and traffic enforcement activities within two miles of the school. $500,000 is available for 2010
SRTS • Current grant cycle began in spring 2009 and will be complete • The program Manager is Julie Yip, Phone #503-986-4196 email@example.com
High Risk Rural Road Program (HRRR) • The mission of the HR3 is to carry out safety improvement projects on rural roads, with identified safety issues, to achieve a significant reduction in traffic fatalities and serious injuries • The program budget is about 1 million per year
HRRR • Next grant cycle is dependent on next federal highway bill • The program Manager is Alan Lively, Phone #503-986-0295 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Program (CMAQ) • Funds are distributed between 7 areas that qualify • Projects area selected based on air quality improvement • The program budget is about 2 million per year
Discretionary Programs Project grants are awarded through an annual application process with FHWA (or based on need) • Scenic Byways Program • Historic Covered Bridge Program • Ferry Boat Program • Special Congressional Earmarks • Emergency Relief
Special City Allotment Program • $1 million dollars is distributed annually among the cities with a population of less than 5000 • Competitive annual grant program • Maximum grant amount is $25,000 • Contact person is your Local Agency Liaison
ARRA Funds • LOCAL DISTRUBUTION THROUGH STP ALLOCATION METHOD • Transportation Management Areas • County & City Allocations • 120 Day Commission funded projects • Cities under $200,000 allocation • Cites under 5,000 population • Administration allocation
ARRA Funds • Can we change our project? • Can I fund exchange? • When does the project need to get done? • Will there be other funding? • Why limit how much I get?
Questions? Martin Andersen Local Government Section Manager ODOT, Local Government Section 355 Capitol Street NE, Room 326 Salem, OR 97301 503-986-3640 Martin.email@example.com http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/HWY/LGS.shtml