Funding Sources

As a Metropolitan Planning Organization, the Fayetteville Area MPO directs several funding sources allocated from the federal government and state. This funding can be used to finance the planning, programming, and construction of transportation projects in the Fayetteville Area. The following page provides information on the FAST Act and links to the FHWA website for further information on these funding opportunities.

Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act):

The Fayetteville Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (FAMPO) as a Transportation Management Area (TMA) receives a direct attributable (DA) annually by FHWA, referred to as Surface Transportation Block Grant Program Direct Attributable (STBG-DA). The Surface Transportation Block Program (STBGP) derives from the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) and has the most flexible eligibilities among all Federal-aid highway programs. Each state is apportioned STBG funds and a sub-allocation of direct funds goes to Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) that are TMAs, MPOs with a population of more than 200,000. The MPO portion of funds is determined by their relative share of population or per capita population.

Surface Transportation Block Program - Federal Highway Administration

Along with the DA allocation, the FAST Act apportions set-aside funds, Transportation Alternatives - Direct Attributable (TA-DA), replacing the formally known Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP-DA) under MAP-21. These set-aside funds, like the previous TAP Grants, are for non-highway projects such as pedestrian and bicycle facilities, recreational trails, safe routes to school projects, community improvements, and environmental mitigation projects. 

Transportation Alternatives - Federal Highway Administration


  • 3-C
    Continuing Comprehensive & Cooperative Planning Process
  • AADT
    Annual Average Daily Traffic
    American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials
  • ADA
    Americans with Disabilities Act
  • AMPO
    Association of Metropolitan Organizations
  • CAC
    Citizen Advisory Committee
  • CIA
    Community Impact Assessment
  • CIP
    Capital Improvements Program
  • CMS
    Congestion Management System
  • CTP
    Comprehensive Transportation Plan/Community Transportation Program
  • DEIS
    Draft Environmental Impact Statement
  • DOT
    Department of Transportation
  • EA
    Environmental Assessments
    Elderly and Disabled Transportation Assistance Program
  • EJ
    Environmental Justice
  • EPA
    Environmental Protection Agency
  • FAA
    Federal Aviation Administration
  • FEIS
    Final Environmental Impact Statement
  • FHWA
    Federal Highway Administration
    Finding of No Significant Impacts
  • FPNP
    Force Protection Needs Plan
  • FRA
    Federal Railroad Administration
  • FTA
    Federal Transit Administration
  • HOV
    High Occupancy Vehicle
  • HSTS
    Human Service Transportation System
  • IHS
    Interstate Highway System
  • ITRE
    Institute for Transportation Research & Education
  • ITS
    Intelligent Transportation System
    Least Environmentally Damaging Practicable Alternative
  • LOS
    Level of Service
  • MBE
    Minority Business Enterprise
  • MLI
    Minority Low Income
  • MOA
    Memorandum of Agreement
  • MPO
    Metropolitan Planning Organization
  • MSA
    Metropolitan Statistical Area
  • MTIP
    Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program
    North Carolina Board of Transportation
    North Carolina Department of Environmental & Natural Resources
    North Carolina Department of Transportation
  • NEPA
    National Environmental Policy Act
  • NHI
    National Highway Institute
  • NHS
    National Highway System
  • O/D
    Origin & Destination
  • PTD
    Public Transportation Division
  • RFP
    Request for Proposal
  • STIP
    State Transportation Improvement Plan
  • SPOT
    Strategic Prioritization Office of Transportation
  • STP
    Surface Transportation Program
  • TAB
    Transportation Advisory Board
  • TAZ
    Traffic Analysis Zone
  • TCC
    Transportation Coordinating Committee
  • TCM
    Traffic Control Measure
  • TDM
    Transportation Demand Management
  • TIP
    Transportation Improvement Program
  • TMA
    Transportation Management Area
  • TPB
    Transportation Policy Board
  • TSM
    Transportation System Management
  • UZA
    Urbanized Area
  • UPWP
    Unified Planning Work Program
  • VMT
    Vehicle Miles Traveled
  • VOR
    Vehicle Occupancy Rates