Maryland Set to Receive Over $800M from Federal-Aid Highway Programs

Last month the USDOT apportioned over $800 million from nine Federal-Aid Highway Programs for FY 2023. 

This past October,the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) apportioned $812 million in FY 2023 for nine federal-aid highway programs (FAHP) for Maryland. USDOT also made apportionments for new programs created by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), including the Bridge Formula Program (BFP) and the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program.

While USDOT’s annual FAHP apportionments come in the form of lump sums to state departments of transportation (DOTs), some programs require these funds be further sub-allocated to local areas based on population. Both the Surface Transportation Block Grant (STBG) Program and the new, BIL-established Carbon Reduction Program (CRP) require state DOTs to sub-allocate 55 percent and 65 percent, respectively, to the local level based on population.

 State National Highway Performance Program Surface Transportation Block Grant Program  Highway Safety Improvement Program Railway- Highway Crossings Program Congestion Mitigation & Air Quality Improvement Metropolitan Planning National Highway Freight Program Carbon Reduction Program PROTECT Formula Program Apportioned Total
 Maryland   $426,438,026.00  $207,456,337.00  $46,034,877.00  $2,320,150.00  $59,675,971.00  $9,330,973.00  $21,257,534.00  $18,498,190.00  $21,033,768.00  $812,045,826.00


Through the STBG and the CRP, the state must allocate over $114 million and over $12 million respectively. The funds will be a mix of allocations directly to counties and competitive grant opportunities. The other programs will have funds directly distributed to the Maryland Department of Transportation.

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