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