Local Assistance Division

Federal Lands Access Program (FLAP) Application Selections

On May 2, 2022, 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) 2023 through FY 2026. Over the summer, the FLAP Programming Decisions Committee (PDC) met to develop a program of projects for FLAP funds in VA. Twenty-one (21) applications were submitted, with a request total of over $30 million. Eight new projects received FLAP funding totaling $9.35 million, and two existing FLAP projects received additional funding of $1.25 million. The successful applicants have received notification from FHWA via email.

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 federal share for the Access Program in this call-for-projects has been changed to 100 percent based on amended program requirements established by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

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Questions about project eligibility or the EFLHD application process can be directed to EFLHD/FHWA:

Lewis G. Grimm, P.E.
EFLHD/FHWA
Tel: (703) 404-6289
Lewis.grimm@dot.gov

Richelle J. Ellis
EFLHD/FHWA
Tel: (703) 404-6333
Richelle.Ellis@dot.gov

VDOT Contact: 

Jay Lindsey
VDOT
Tel: (804) 404-6333
 jay.lindsey@vdot.virginia.gov 

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Page last modified: Dec. 8, 2022