Federal Lands Access Program
CSFA Number: 494-00-1008
Agency Name
Department Of Transportation (494)
Agency Contact
Stephane Seck
Short Description
The Federal Lands Access Program provides funding to state or local agencies for all modes of transportation projects which provide access to, or are located within, federal lands. An exception from GATA agreement processes when the funding and expenditures are controlled and overseen by IDOT (funds do not leave the agency) as in the state letting process.
Subject Area
Government Services
Program Function
Enabling Legislation
Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act or "FAST Act"
Objectives and Goals
The objective of this funding program is to improve access to federal lands and also improve alternative modes of transportation within federal lands. The concept is to improve tourism and recreation at federal lands by improving transportation access and providing alternative modes of transportation.
Types of Assistance
Project Grants
Uses and Restrictions
The funds may be used for highway projects, bridge projects, shared use path projects, and other projects that provide access to federal lands or are located within federal lands.
Eligibility Requirements
The project must improve access, or create access, to a federal land, or be located within a federal land. The project should be administered by a local agency highway department. The project needs to have support from the agency in charge of the federal land which will see the improvement.
Eligible Applicants
Government Organizations;
Application and Award Processing
The Federal Highway Administration's Eastern Federal Lands office is responsible for the solicitation, application, project selection, and award processing. IDOT has a seat on the selection committee and all selected projects have been processed through IDOT as a typical federally funded project.
Assistance Consideration
The local project sponsor will be required to provide matching funds at 19.85% of the total project cost. The local project sponsor must also provide matching funds for the Eastern Federal Lands project management fee.
Post Assistance Requirements
The new or improved facility must remain open to the general public.
Regulations, Guidelines, Literature
Project sponsors must enter into a three party Memorandum of Agreement between the local agency, IDOT, and FHWA Eastern Federal Lands.
Bureau of Local Roads and Streets Manual: http://www.idot.illinois.gov/Assets/uploads/files/Doing-Business/Manuals-Guides-&-Handbooks/Highways/Local-Roads-and-Streets/Local%20Roads%20and%20Streets%20Manual.pdf
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2015 : $1,551,712
FY 2016 : $1,841,000
FY 2017 : $2,000,000
FY 2018 : $950,000
FY 2019 : $809,000
FY 2020 : $700,000
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities
Agency IDAward RangeApplication Range
Details17-1008-01$0 - $0General announcement open for a period of time with no specific due dates for applications.
Details20-1008-01$0 - $003/17/2020 - 06/16/2020 : 5:00 PM
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
17-1008-0027County of Shelby07/01/201806/30/20241,632,000
17-1008-0007Calhoun County07/01/201606/30/2022107,520
17-1008-0013Calhoun County07/01/201606/30/202275,440