Highway Training and Education
This Assistance Listing encompasses several transportation training and education programs: 1) National Highway Institute (NHI) Training Program: To develop and administer, in cooperation with those in the highway community, educational, training, and technical assistance for the Federal Highway Administration, State and local highway agency employees, the private sector and members of international organizations. 2) Local Technical Assistance Program: To provide training, technology transfer, and professional development services to local agencies and tribal governments with road management and safety responsibilities. 3) Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program (DDETFP): To attract qualified students to the field of transportation education and research, and advance transportation workforce development. Transportation Education Development Program: To develop and implement innovative transportation education and workforce development programs at all levels of transportation. 4) Garrett A. Morgan Technology and Transportation Education Program (GAMTTEP): To improve the preparation of K-12 students, particularly women and minorities, in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics through curriculum development and other transportation-related activities.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants; M - Training
Fiscal Year 2016
NHI, LTAP/TTAP expects similar numbers of participants to receive training as were training in 2015. DDETFP expects approximately 200 fellowship awards in 2016. TEDP anticipates the development of 100 Workforce Partnerships among the 5 Centers. NHI, LTAP/TTAP expects similar numbers of participants to receive training as were training in 2015. DDETFP provided 210 fellowship awards in 2016. TEDP supported five Region Transportation Workforce Centers. The Centers worked with transportation, education, and workforce development organizations to identify and facilitate implementation of successful transportation education and training programs throughout the education continuum. GAMTTEP established a Clearinghouse of transportation education programs as a resource for teachers and students.Fiscal Year 2017
DDETFP expects to provide approximately 200 fellowship awards. The five Region Transportation Workforce Centers funded through TEDP will continue to work with private and public sector organizations to develop, identify, and facilitate implementation of transportation education and training programs. The GAMTTEP Clearinghouse program plans to expand its services to including teacher education and enhanced student outreach programs.Fiscal Year 2018
During FY2018, FHWA obligated more than $7 million fund highway training and education programs around the country.Fiscal Year 2019
During the first 3 quarters of FY2019, FHWA obligated more than $5 million on 44 projects to fund highway training and education programs around the country. A project example included the funding of the Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) in Hawaii.
Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act), Public Law 114-94, 23 U.S.C. 504
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Depends on the program: 1) NHI Training Program: Employees of State and local transportation agencies, private sector transportation company employees are eligible to participate in NHI courses. 2) DDETFP: Undergraduate (juniors and seniors at Minority Institutes of Higher Education (MIHE)) and graduate students matriculating full-time at a U.S. university or college in a transportation-related discipline participate. 3) TEDP: Supports Region Workforce Centers that identify and facilitate implementation of successful transportation training and education programs for students and transportation professionals at all levels of education; K-12, community colleges, technical schools, universities and incumbent transportation professionals. 4) GAMTTEP: Provides information about transportation curriculum and education programs with a focus on the STEM disciplines and outreach to women and minorities.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. LTAP: LTAP Centers established through 5 year agreements with state transportation departments. DDETFP, TEDP, GAMTTEP provided through a Notice of Funding Opportunity process and advertised on Grants.gov. Cooperative Agreements for TTAP Centers are directly with FHWA on a five-year cycle. TEDP and GAMTTEP application procedures are managed through the FHWA Office of Acquisitions established processes. The Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program (DDETFP): Students may apply to compete for eight award categories annually; Eisenhower Graduate, Grants for Research Fellowships; Eisenhower Intern Fellowships; Community Colleges; People with Disabilities; Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs); Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs); and Tribal Colleges (TCs). The application process is managed by the are forwarded to the Program Manager, Universities and Grants Programs, Center for Transportation Workforce Development, Office of Innovative Program Delivery.
LTAP funds are allocated to state transportation agencies for selection through the state acquisition procedures. Tribal Transportation Assistance Program Center (TTAP) awards are made directly to the TTAP managing institutions through the FHWA acquisitions process. Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program awards are made annually for the academic year by the Program Manager, Universities and Grants Programs, Center for Transportation Workforce Development, Office of Innovative Program Delivery based on recommendations made by application review panels. Awards for the Transportation Education Development Program are managed through Cooperative Agreement by the FHWA Office of Acquisitions based on recommendations made by application review panels. Awards for the Garrett A. Morgan Technology and Transportation Education Program are managed through Cooperative Agreement and made by the FHWA Office of Acquisitions based on recommendations made by application review panels. based on competitive review by the Office of Acquisitions.
May vary slightly for each of DDETFP Fellowship categories of HBCUs, HSIs, TCs, PWDs ad CCs. DDETFP grants provided to universities and community colleges to support students during academic year. Deadline Start Date: TBD (under review by Acquisition Office, Chief Counsel's Office, OST) Deadline End Date: TBD (pending approval by Acquisitions, Office, Chief Counsel's Office, OST Description: May vary slightly for each of DDETFP Fellowship categories of HBCUs, HSIs, TCs, PWDs ad CCs. DDETFP grants provided to universities and community colleges to support students during academic year. NHI Training Program: None; TEDP, Garrett Morgan Programs varies depending on the Notice of Funding Opportunity releases. Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
DDETFP: Seven months. NHI course development and delivery selected through competitive process; LTAP through competitive process for those LTAP Centers that are managed by universities (12 Centers are managed by State DOTs); TTAP, TEDP, GAMTTEP through competitive processes.
NHI, TEDP, GAMTTEP, TTAP through FHWA acquisitions process for; LTAP through State DOT processes.
How are proposals selected?
National Highway Institute: Proposals are selected based on quality of technical proposal, past performance and budget plan. LTAP: Ability to staff, develop and deliver an effective training and professional development program for local agencies; TTAP: Ability to staff, develop and deliver an effective training and professional development program for tribal governments. DDETFP: fellowships are awarded on competition on the basis of demonstrated merit, including pursuit of transportation related careers, academic credentials, academic recommendations, and study proposals. TEDP: Selections through competition based on quality of proposals and ability to develop and/or delivery innovative workforce development programs at all levels of transportation. GAMTTEP: Selections through competitions based on quality of proposals relative to innovative transportation education programs for underrepresented groups at K-12 grade levels and to meet programs objectives.
How may assistance be used?
National Highway Institute: Funds provided to support program/course development and delivery. Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP): Funds provided to support an LTAP Center in each state, Puerto Rico, and seven regional Tribal Technical Assistance Centers. Eisenhower Fellowship Program: Funds provided to primarily university graduate students to support studies in transportation related areas. Transportation Education Development Program: Funds are provided on a competitive basis to “institutions of higher education” defined as an institution that provides at least 2 years of curriculum and offers, as a minimum, a certificate upon completion of the course work. GAMTTEP: Funds are provided on a competitive basis to support a GAMTTEP Clearinghouse as a resource for state and local education agency Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) transportation curriculum and education programs.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
NHI, LTAP, TEDP, GAMTTEP: Yes, by FHWA Office of Acquisitions and OTS Program Managers. DDETFP by OTS Program Managers.
Yes, discretionary through FHWA Office of Acquisitions.
Awardee organizations and FHWA Office of Acquisitions keeps records of expenditures/accomplishments as applicable to Federal requirements.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.
Matching is voluntary. LTAP -100%; TEDP – 20% in 3rd year and 25% in 4th year of the 4-year Cooperative Agreement.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
DDETFP on-site assignments, 6 to 12 months with extension upon approval from the Program Manager, Universities and Grants Programs; NHI, LTAP, TEDP based on contract/cooperative agreement requirements. NHI, LTAP, DDETFP, TEDP, GAMTTEP funds are allotted to Office of Technical Services (OTS) through Advice of Funds. LTAP: OTS Technology Partnership Programs allocates funds in equal amounts to FHWA Divisions that in turn provide to state transportation departments for LTAP Center management through agreements between the state and Center organization. TTAPs through Cooperative Agreements; DDETFP: Through grant agreements with universities; TEDP and GAMTTEP awards are provided for in Cooperative Agreement on a reimbursable basis with funds released to grantees based on invoices submitted and approved through the FHWA Office of Acquisitions.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
LTAP Program supported through oversight of state DOT LTAP Agreements by Federal Highway Administration Division Offices. DDETFP, TEDP, GAMTTEP program oversight through the FHWA Center for Transportation Workforce Development and Office of Acquisitions. For DDETFP, TEDP, GAMTTEP
1310 N. Courthouse Rd, Suite 300
Arlington, VA 22201 US
(Project Grants (Cooperative Agreements)) FY 18$7,760,480.00; FY 19 est $8,000,000.00; FY 20 est $8,000,000.00; FY 17$15,233,879.00; FY 16$23,410,493.00; - Assistance Type:
Individual program allocations for NHI, LTAP, DDETFP, TEDP, GAMTTEP based on program priority/need with consideration to funding history.
Funding provided through FAST Act legislation. Remaining unobligated balances from prior years may be available. The obligation totals provided are for all programs identified as highway training and education.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
NHI Training Program: 23 CFR, "Highways." DDETFP: The first guidelines for the DDETFP were issued in August 1992. National guidelines are reissued annually in the program announcement by the University and Grants Programs, Technology Partnership Programs, Office of Technical Services. TEDP, LTAP/TTAP Garrett Morgan Program requirements provided in statute and as part of grant application. NHI, LTAP, DDETFP, TEDP, Garrett Morgan programs described in FHWA literature and websites.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2016
NHI, LTAP, Eisenhower programs are expected to continue with similar success and contribution. Garrett Morgan Program will operate a GAMTTEP Clearinghouse to promote successful programs/practices related to transportation in the STEM disciplines at the K-12 grade levels; TEDP will operate five Regional Surface Transportation Workforce Centers. The DDETFP provided 210 Fellowships. The GAMTTEP Clearinghouse was establishedNHI, LTAP, Eisenhower programs are expected to continue with similar success and contribution. Garrett Morgan Program will operate a GAMTTEP Clearinghouse to promote successful programs/practices related to transportation in the STEM disciplines at the K-12 grade levels; TEDP supported operation of the five Regional Surface Transportation Workforce Centers to identify and assist in implementing successful transportation education and workforce programs.Fiscal Year 2017
DDETFP will provide approximately 200 fellowships in eight categories. TEDP, through the Region Workforce Centers, is identifying “career pathways” in five key disciplines of planning, environment, safety, operations, and engineering at the technical school, community college, and university levels. The GAMTTEP Clearinghouse is working to market the Clearinghouse services to the education community.Fiscal Year 2019
Funding for Hawaii's Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP)