State Aid & Bridge Grant Programs

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State Aid & Bridge Grant Programs
Charles N. King, Transportation Manager 2
Maintenance Division
State Bridge Grant Program
State Bridge Grant Program
State Bridge Grant Program
Funding
$4,770,000
50%
FY 2014-2015 $9.54 million
The funds are distributed to the counties as follows:

50% equally among the ninety-five (95) counties

50% based on need
Use of these funds requires a 2% match by the county either in cash, work-in-kind, or a
combination for FY 14-15 and FY 15-16 then goes back to 20 %.
$4,770,000
50%
State Aid Road Program
Begun in 1983
Provides money to counties for
improvements to roads on this system
Local routes in each county are designated
State Aid routes
Function as connector routes linking
important traffic generators within the
county
They comprise 15-20 % of the total road
miles in the county
The types of qualifying work include the
planning, engineering, right-of-way
acquisition, grading, drainage, bridge
construction, and pavement upgrades or
rehabilitation
State Aid Road Program
The State Aid office has personnel in each
of the department’s four regional offices.
The region personnel meet with the county
officials in their region
Together they work out an annual work
program and assist the county officials
Region State Aid personnel make a final
inspection
If the project is acceptable and the region
office has received the proper construction
certification, final payment will be made to
the county.
State Aid Road Program
Funding
$6,020,500
25%
FY 2014-2015 $21.082 million
The funds are distributed to the counties as
follows:
50% equally among the ninety-five
(95) counties
25% based on area
25% based on population.
Use of these funds requires a 25% match
by the county
$12,041,000
50%
$6,020,500
25%
County Bridge Relief Act of 2014
Guidance
This Bill changes the Bridge Grant Program Funding
From: 80% State / 20% Local
To: 98% State / 2% Local for projects that are initiated during
FY 2014-2015 or FY 2015-2016.
Initiated means that the Local Government has an approved
application on file between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2016.
If the Local Government has an Approved application for 98-2 funding,
they will have until June 30, 2018 to have the project under contract. If
not, it goes back to 80-20 funding.
July 1, 2016, Funding goes back to the 80 / 20 split for projects initiated
after this date.
If a project has NOT been Bid and a Contract signed as of July 1,
2014, then a new application may be submitted after July 1, 2014 to
be eligible for the 98-2 funding.
Consultant fees and Right of Way can now be Itemized cost.
The Local Government must still provide for any necessary Utility
adjustments.
BRZ match goes from Federal 80% / Bridge Grant 16 % / Local 4%
to Federal 80% / Bridge Grant 19.6 % / Local 0.4%.
50% of State Aid Road money may be moved ONCE during any
Fiscal Year to Bridge Grant funds. These funds will take on the
funding split of the Bridge Grant funds.
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