The Texas Call for Projects is now open under the Federal Lands Access Program, available to counties that have transportation facilities bordering or accessing federal lands. Applications for the program will be accepted through July 15, 2013 as noted within the application materials.
Information on the Call for Projects can be found at www.cflhd.gov/programs/flap/tx. Below are answers to some Frequently Asked Questions:
What is the purpose of the program?
The goal of the Access Program is to improve transportation facilities that provide access to, are adjacent to, or are located within Federal lands.
Who is eligible to apply?
Eligible applicants include state, county, tribal, or city government agencies that own or maintain the transportation facility.
What types of projects will be considered?
The Access Program supplements state and local resources for public roads, transit systems, and other transportation facilities, with an emphasis on Federal high-use recreation sites and Federal economic generators. Access Program funds are intended for design, construction, or reconstruction and are not intended for maintenance projects (e.g., crack sealing, chip seal, potholes or drainage repair).
How would the projects be delivered?
The Central Federal Lands Highway Division (CFLHD) is looking forward to the opportunity to provide “cradle to grave” project delivery services under this program. This approach allows state or local resources to be utilized on their other priorities with the knowledge that projects under this program will generally be delivered by CFLHD.