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.
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.
- Link to GAP
- GAP Agency User Guide (Local Agency Users)
- GAP Admin Help Guide (State Employee Users)
- User Access Guide
- Assigning Consultants to Projects
- Unique Entity Identifier (SAM) Transition
How to Submit an Application Webinar - September 2019
Project Management Functionality - June 2021
Please Visit the Florida LTAP Training Calendar for
course offerings from various providers. Go to Florida LTAP Center - Local Programs Training Resources for a complete list of webinar trainings. The recorded webinars
include course materials and most qualify for PDH credits.
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Federal Grant Programs
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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