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 Welcome

Welcome to the Florida Department of Transportation's Local Programs Webpage.

 

Nationwide, approximately 75% or 2.9 million total miles of roadway are owned and operated by local public agencies. Local grant programs provide transportation funding authorized by Florida State Statutes and/or by the United States Department of Transportation. FDOT administers several grant funding programs for subrecipients more commonly known as "local agencies". Local agencies have jurisdiction over a transportation facility and include but are limited to a municipality, county, expressway, or transportation authority, special district, or regional governmental unit.

 

Review the grant program information below and visit the program webpages for eligibility requirements. For more information regarding Local Programs, contact your District Local Programs Office.

 

 

 Florida GAP

 

The Department's new grant management system Grant Application Process or "GAP" is live effective January 7, 2021! Resources are provided here. GAP replaced the Local Agency Information Tool (LAPIT). Direct questions on grant project management in GAP to your District project manager.

 

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 Trainings

 

Please Visit the Florida LTAP Training Calendar for course offerings from various providers, or our LAP Training Dates page for a list of available training dates around the state.


 

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 Federal Grant Programs

 

Local Agency Program (LAP)

The Local Agency Program or “LAP” is the Department's primary delivery mechanism for local agency projects to develop, design, and construct transportation facilities with Federal-Aid funds. FDOT is the steward of the Federal-aid funds and is responsible for oversight of federally funded projects on behalf of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). Local agencies must be certified to deliver LAP projects.

 

LAP Brochure

 

 

Federal Discretionary Grants

Local agencies may also be awarded federal funding through the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) but the type of work or grant funding does not conform to the Department's standard Federal-aid delivery mechanism of LAP. Certification is not applicable for subrecipient's of these grant funds. Conditions where LAP Certification may not be applicable are provided in Chapter 2 of the Local Programs Manual.

 

 State Grant Programs

AttentionFDOT's application cycle for the SCRAP, SCOP, and SCOP Municipalities funding programs closed March 12, 2021. Information for the next rural road programs grant application cycle will be posted here in December 2021!

 

State Grant Programs Brochure

 

 

County Incentive Grant Program (CIGP)

CIGP provides grants to counties to improve transportation facilities, including transit facilities, which are located on the State Highway System (SHS) or that relieves traffic congestion on the SHS.

 

Small County Outreach Program (SCOP)

SCOP is available to assist small county governments in repairing or rehabilitating county bridges, paving unpaved roads, addressing road-related drainage improvements, resurfacing or reconstructing county roads, or constructing capacity safety improvements on county roads. Funds are available to counties that have a population of 200,000 or less.

 

Small County Outreach Program for Municipalities and Communities (SCOP-M)

SCOP for “Municipalities” is available to Rural Areas of Opportunity designated under Section 288.0656(7)(a), Florida Statutes (F.S.).  The transportation facility must be publicly owned and maintained by the municipality. Funds are available to assist in the repair and rehabilitation of bridges, paving unpaved roads; addressing road-related drainage improvements; resurfacing or reconstruction of roads and constructing safety improvements to roads.

 

Small County Road Assistance Program (SCRAP)

SCRAP assists small county governments in resurfacing and reconstructing county roads. Funds are available to counties that have a population of 75,000 or less per the 1990 US Census data.

 

Transportation Regional Incentive Program (TRIP)

TRIP provides funding to improve regionally significant transportation facilities in regional transportation areas defined by Florida Statute. Funds are available throughout Florida to provide incentives for local governments and the private sector to help pay for critically needed projects that benefit regional travel and commerce.

 

 

For Assistance with the content of this webpage, contact:
CO-LocalPrograms@dot.state.fl.us