Local Assistance Division
Federal Lands Access Program (FLAP) Application Selections
On October 15, FHWA Eastern Federal Lands Highway Division (EFLHD) concluded their Call for Projects for the Federal Lands Access Program (FLAP) in Virginia for Federal Fiscal Years (FY) 2020 through FY 2022. In February, the FLAP Programming Decisions Committee (PDC) met to develop a program of projects for FLAP funds in VA. Twenty applications were submitted, and zero applications were disqualified. The following six projects were recommended to receive funding:
This funding is tentative pending acceptance of funding by the Applicants. FHWA has contacted the recipients and will post the final Program of Projects on the VA FLAP page: https://highways.dot.gov/federal-lands/programs-access/va.
All final project approvals will be contingent upon the availability of funds in the year for which they are being requested. Funding beyond 2020 is dependent on reauthorization of the Access Program by Congress.
Federal Lands Access Program (FLAP)
The Federal Lands Access Program (FLAP) was established in 23 U.S.C. 204 to improve transportation facilities that provide access to, are adjacent to, or are located within Federal lands. FLAP in Virginia is administered by Eastern Federal Lands (EFL).
Projects are selected by the Virginia Programming Decision Committee (PDC), which is comprised of a representative of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), a representative of the Virginia Department of Transportation, and a representative for local government. The PDC requests project applications through a call for projects. The frequency of the calls is established by the EFL & PDC.
The program allows for a maximum federal reimbursement of 80% of the eligible project costs and requires a minimum 20% local match.
Questions about project eligibility or the EFLHD application process can be directed to EFLHD/FHWA:
Lewis G. Grimm, P.E.
Tel: (703) 404-6289
Richelle J. Ellis
Tel: (703) 404-6333
Tel: (804) 404-6333
Other programs include:
- Arlington & Henrico County Secondary Construction & Maintenance Payments
- Appalachian Regional Commission Local Access Road Program
- State of Good Repair and Primary Extensions
- State of Good Repair - Locally owned bridges
- High Volume Unpaved Roads